John J. Taylor (Pennsylvania politician)

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John J. Taylor
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 177th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Gerald F. McMonagle
Personal details
Born (1955-04-09) April 9, 1955 (age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Residence Northwood, Philadelphia, PA
Alma mater University of Central Florida, Temple University School of Law
Occupation Attorney

John J. Taylor is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 177th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, United States, since 1984. He is Republican Chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee and a member of the House Urban Affairs Committee. Taylor was the chairman of the Republican City Committee from June 2013 to February 2016.[1]


Taylor was first elected in 1984 at the age of 29, defeating incumbent Rep. Gerald McMonagle[2] to represent the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been re-elected to every succeeding session of the House.

Taylor is currently of counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Pelino & Lentz P.C. Taylor is Ward Leader of the 25th Ward Republican Executive Committee in Philadelphia.[3]


Taylor is a 1980 graduate of the University of Central Florida in 1980 and earned his juris doctor at Temple University School of Law in 1984.

He resides in the Northwood section of Philadelphia with his wife, Evelyn. They have four children, two sons and two daughters.


  1. ^ "U-Turn: Philly GOP chairman to step down this week", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 22, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Shocker in the House, GOP Rookie Taylor Tops McGonagle in the House". Philadelphia Daily News. 1984-11-07. 
  3. ^ Committee of Seventy (2009-12-21). "2009 Citizen's Guide" (PDF). 2009 Citizen's Guide. The Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 

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