|Georgia House of Representatives District 79|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Councilman, City Council of Dunwoody, Georgia|
|Bachelor's||Georgia State University|
|Master's||Georgia State University|
|Place of birth||Boca Raton, FL|
Taylor served on the Dunwoody City Council from 2008 to 2010, and as Vice President of Citizens for Dunwoody, Inc. He is a former manager for DynCorp International and Rockwell International Tactical Systems, two defense contractors; he began his career at AT&T. Taylor also served for 21 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Resrve.
He earned a bachelor's in International Relations and Economics and an MBA in International Business from Georgia State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Regulated Industries, Vice Chair|
|• Economic Development and Tourism|
|• Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development and Tourism|
|• Regulated Industries|
Taxi industry deregulation
On January 22, 2013, Taylor and Representative Carl Trujillo introduced HB 194, a bill to amend the Motor Carrier Act. The bill, drafted by the Think New Mexico think tank, would deregulate the taxi, moving, and shuttle businesses in New Mexico by making it easier for new operators to enter the market. Presently, New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission must deny applications for operator licenses if existing operators demonstrate that they would lose business, but HB 194 would require existing operators to demonstrate that quality of motor carrier services to a given community would be negatively affected for the PRC to reject a new application. Firms would be able to change the rates they charge without PRC approval if the rates remain below the PRC-set maximum. HB 194 has been referred to the Business and Industry Committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 79. Taylor ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.  Taylor ran unopposed in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tom Taylor Incumbent||100%||17,065|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 (2010)|
|Tom Taylor (R)||10,929||67.7%|
|Keith Kaylor (D)||5,207||32.3%|
Taylor defeated Tammy Anderson in the July 20 primary by a margin of 3,735-1,578.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 - Republican Primary (2010)|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $28,809 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Friends Of Dan Weber||$2,400|
|Ralston For Representative||$1,000|
|Calvin Giordano & Associates Inc||$1,000|
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Taylor and his wife Wendi have one child.
- Georgia House of Representatives - Tom Taylor
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Tom Taylor on Facebook
- Think New Mexico, "Rethink the PRC: Issue Summary," accessed February 18, 2013
- Text of HB 194
- Sterling Fluharty, Santa Fe Reporter, "New Mexico Might See More Taxis," February 17, 2013
- Bill information for HB 194
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Georgia Elected Officials and Leaders," January 20, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012
- Georgia Elections Division "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
- Georgia Secretary of State, "July 20, 2010 State Representative primary results
- 210 contributions
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