Bryan Taylor (lawyer)

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Bryan Taylor
Bryan Taylor Campaign Portrait 2010.png
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 30th district
In office
November 3, 2010 – November 4, 2014
Preceded byWendell Mitchell (D-Luverne, Ala.)
Succeeded byClyde Chambliss (R-Prattville, Ala.)
Personal details
Bryan McDaniel Taylor

(1976-03-02) March 2, 1976 (age 43)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Jessica Taylor (m. 2009)
ResidencePrattville, Alabama, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Alabama (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1998-2002 (Army Reserve)
2002-2006 (Active Army)
2006-Present (National Guard)
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major, Judge Advocate
Unit17FABdeSSI.jpg 17th Field Artillery Brigade
Seal of the Alabama National Guard.svg Alabama National Guard
Battles/warsIraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Iraq Campaign

Bryan McDaniel Taylor (born March 2, 1976) is an American lawyer and former Alabama state senator, currently serving as general counsel to the governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey.[1] Taylor also served as policy director and counsel to Gov. Bob Riley before being elected to the Alabama Senate in 2010.[2] Taylor began his legal career as an active duty Army judge advocate and served a combat tour in Iraq.[3] Prior to joining the Ivey Administration, Taylor served as general counsel for the Alabama Department of Finance, the cabinet-level agency responsible for the state's fiscal management and overall administration.[4]

In the 2010 election cycle that saw the Republicans in Alabama win control of the State Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction,[5] Taylor was elected to the Alabama Senate over the seven-term incumbent Wendell Mitchell (D-Luverne),[6] becoming the first Republican ever to represent the 30th District. Taylor is "perhaps best known as the author of Alabama’s new ethics law."[7] Taylor was an advocate for legislative term limits.[8] He decided not to run for re-election in 2014, saying he wanted to "focus on family and [his] private sector career."[9] He is succeeded by Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville, Ala.).


  1. ^ "Former state Sen. Bryan Taylor hired as counsel for governor's office". Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  2. ^ "Former state Sen. Bryan Taylor hired as counsel for governor's office". Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  3. ^ Taylor, Bryan (Spring 2004). "Law and War, UT Law Magazine" (PDF). University of Texas School of Law. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Alabama Department of Finance". Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  5. ^ "Republicans claim majority in Alabama House and Senate for 1st time in 136 years". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  6. ^ "Alabama State Senate District 30". Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Sen. Bryan Taylor won't seek re-election in 2014 (video)". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  8. ^ "Constitutional Revision Commission narrowly rejects idea of term limits for lawmakers". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  9. ^ Chandler, Kim (October 28, 2013). "Taylor won't seek re-election in 2014". Retrieved December 1, 2015.