Mark Taylor (Canadian politician)

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Mark Taylor (born November 1970) is an Ottawa city councillor representing Bay Ward.[1] He defeated incumbent Alex Cullen in the Ottawa municipal election, 2010.

Taylor grew up in the Queensway Terrace North neighbourhood and attended Severn Avenue Public School, Pinecrest Intermediate School and Woodroffe High School. He attended Carleton University to study History and Anthropology but did not complete his degree.[2]

In 1998, Taylor became a retail manager at Time Cellular, a Rogers AT&T dealership. He later became a co-owner and Chief Information Officer of the company.[3]

Taylor's past political experience involved working as the executive assistant to Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament Jim Watson, who was elected mayor in 2010.[4]

Mark Taylor is one of ten new councillors elected in the 2010 Ottawa Municipal Elections.[5] He won 38% of the vote in a field of eight candidates for Bay ward councillor.[6]

Taylor is the chairman of the Community and Protective Services Committee, which is responsible for parks and recreation, fire and paramedic services and community and social services.[7] He is a member of the Planning Committee,[8] the Finance and Economic Development Committee[9] and the Information Technology Sub-committee.[10]

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  1. ^ Cockburn, Neco (2010-10-26). "Ottawa voters clean house, elect new mayor, 10 new councillors". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ The Ottawa Citizen September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28). "Survey: Mark Taylor, candidate Ward 7 - Bay". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ Industry Canada "Corporations Canada Online Filing Centre", Last modified: June 23, 2011, accessed August 15, 2011
  4. ^ Pearson, Matthew "Council's man of 'quality' ready to move ahead, "Ottawa Citizen", January 7, 2011, accessed August 15, 2011.
  5. ^ Beasley, Mike "New Council Begins Training", "Metro Ottawa", November 3, 2010, accessed August 14, 2011.
  6. ^ City of Ottawa Elections Office "Statement of Votes Cast for Bay Ward", accessed on August 14, 2011
  7. ^ City of Ottawa "Community and Protective Services Committee", accessed on August 14, 2011
  8. ^ City of Ottawa "Planning Committee", accessed on August 14, 2011
  9. ^ City of Ottawa "Finance and Economic Development Committee", accessed on August 14, 2011
  10. ^ City of Ottawa "Information Technology Sub-Committee", accessed on August 14, 2011