Sylvester Taylor, II
|Sylvester Taylor, II|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 80|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
Taylor's professional experience includes working as an electrician at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1.
Taylor attended Texas A&M University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on these committees:
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 75 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rochelle Walton Gray Incumbent||60.2%||3,113|
|Sylvester Taylor, II Incumbent||39.8%||2,059|
Ballot access issues
On June 14, 2012, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that Taylor should not appear on the August 7 primary election ballot because he did not reside in the newly drawn House district in which he is seeking election. However, according to reports instead of taking action the court simply outlined its reasoning and transferred the case immediately to the Missouri Supreme Court.
On June 19, the Supreme Court ruled Taylor could remain on the ballot since it was a redistricting year. According to the decision, "Had the drafters of the constitution wished to limit eligibility to candidates residing only in those parts of an old district that were absorbed into the new one, they could have crafted narrowing language to that effect. They did not."
In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $42,220 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Friends for Tim Green||$2,500|
|Fire Service Alliance||$2,000|
Taylor and his wife, Ernestine, have three children.
- House site
- Campaign site
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Associated Press,"Court rules Mo. lawmaker doesn't qualify for ballot, transfers residency case to Supreme Court," June 14, 2012
- St. Louis Today, "Supreme Court upholds traditional candidate filing procedure," June 19, 2012
- 2010 campaign contributions
|Missouri House of Representatives District 75
| Succeeded by|
Mike Colona (D)
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
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