Scott W. Taylor (Virginia)
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 85|
|Years of service||1997-2005|
Taylor earned his graduate certificate in Government Contracting from Old Dominion University, and is studying International Relations at Harvard University Extension School. Taylor's professional experience includes working as a licensed real estate broker and owning a fitness center. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1997 to 2005 and spent two years as a SEAL instructor.
Taylor's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Committed to Freedom
"As Chairman of Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, he fought against dangerous national security leaks in the Obama Administration."
- School Safety
"Our state must lead by creating easily understood, minimum standards for safety at every school, with clear and rehearsed lockdown plans, clear communication, and effective partnerships between school staff and first responders."
- Smaller Government
"Raised by a single mother, working on a farm and paying taxes at age 11, and being blessed with an excellent mentor, all contributed to Scott’s understanding of conservative principals. Scott understands how taking more money from struggling families hurts their quality of life."
- Second Amendment
"Scott Taylor understands that Second Amendment rights are about individual self-defense. More gun laws hurt your ability to defend yourself against a criminal who has decided to ignore the law anyway."
"Scott Taylor believes Kempsville schools are among the best, and Scott knows today’s learning leads to tomorrow’s jobs. Scott’s extensive military training, Master’s certificate from Old Dominion University and current work toward an ALB International Relations degree from Harvard University shows his commitment to learning."
In 2013, Taylor earned a 92% rating from the National Rifleman's Association for his positions on gun rights.
Taylor ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 85. Taylor defeated Gary C. Byler and T. Jeremy Waters in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
In 2013, Taylor has been endorsed by the following:
- Bob Purkey
- Barry Knight
- Terry Kilgore
- Chris Jones
- Jackson H. Miller
- Ronald Villanueva
- Will Sessoms
- Bill DeSteph
- Jim Wood
- Harry Diezel
- Louis Jones
- Bob Dyer
- John Urhin
- Dan Edwards
- Bill Brunke
Taylor is the President of the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, and served on the board of the UDT/SEAL Museum and the Virginia Beach Forum.
Bin Laden Raid Criticism
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Taylor appeared on a 22-minute video produced by the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which he is the president of. In the video, he criticized the Obama administration for the declassification of information related to the raid on Osama Bin Laden.
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- Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 8, 2013
- bearingdrift.com, "Scott Taylor announcing in the 2nd," September 22, 2009
- Issues, Scott Taylor for Delegate, Accessed May 9, 2013
- votesmart.org, "Scott W. Taylor's Ratings and Endorsements," accessed July 9, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013
- Endorsements, Scott Taylor for Delegate, Accessed May 9, 2013
- nytimes.com, "Ex-Officers Attack Obama Over Leaks on Bin Laden Raid," August 15, 2012
- cnn.com, "Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killing," August 17, 2012