Mary Taylor (politician)

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Mary Taylor
65th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor John Kasich
Preceded by Lee Fisher
31st Ohio State Auditor
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
Preceded by Betty Montgomery
Succeeded by David Yost
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2006
Preceded by Twyla Roman
Succeeded by Steve Dyer
Personal details
Born (1966-03-07) March 7, 1966 (age 48)
Green, Ohio
Political party Republican (1986-Present)
Spouse(s) Don Taylor
Education University of Akron
Profession Accountant, Politician

Mary Taylor (born March 7, 1966) is the 65th and current Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.

Early life and business career[edit]

Taylor was born in 1966.[1] She attended the Springfield Township school system. She attended the University of Akron, obtaining a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Master's degree in Taxation.[1] Becoming a Certified Public Accountant, she worked for Deloitte and Touche and Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in Akron.[1]

Political career[edit]

Taylor was first elected to the city council in Green,[2] eventually being elected to the Ohio General Assembly to represent the 43rd district. In 2006, she was elected to serve as Ohio State Auditor,[2] where she defeated Democratic candidate Barbara Sykes. Taylor, who succeeded fellow Republican Betty Montgomery as State Auditor, took office in January 2007. She was the only Republican in Ohio to be elected to a statewide non-judicial office during the 2006 election.

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

On January 14, 2010, she was announced as John Kasich's choice as Lieutenant Governor and running mate for Governor of Ohio in the 2010 Election.[3]

On November 2, 2010, Kasich defeated incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D). Thus Taylor became the Lieutenant Governor on January 10, 2011. She was named as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance the same day.[4]

Ambition for higher office[edit]

Taylor was been reportedly interested in seeking higher office, including running for the U.S. Senate.[5] However, that proved to be idle speculation as she made no attempt to run for Senate.


She is married with two sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Governor of Ohio". State of Ohio. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Ohio Ladies Gallery". State of Ohio. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Key Staff". Ohio Department of Insurance. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mary Taylor at 90 percent?", Politico. January 11, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011

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