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Van Taylor

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Van Taylor
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Texas State House, District 66
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2010
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Personal website
Van Taylor is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. He was appointed in April 2010 to fill the remainder of Brian McCall's term representing District 66.

Taylor defeated Mabrie Jackson in the GOP primary runoff held April 13, and both had filed for a May 8 special election to fill McCall's unexpired term. After Taylor won the runoff, however, Jackson withdrew and Taylor was declared the winner.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform


Taylor served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 66. Taylor ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor won re-election in District 66 in 2010. He defeated Mabrie Jackson in the April 13 Republican primary runoff and was subsequently appointed state representative to serve the remainder of Brian McCall's term after Jackson withdrew from the May 8 special election. Taylor defeated independent Eric Roberson in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 66
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Van Taylor (R) 25,279 100%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Taylor received $1,218,277 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[6] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Van Taylor received a grade of A on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Taylor was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian McCall
Texas House Of Representatives District 66
April 20, 2010-present
Succeeded by