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 Auditor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
Governor Ted Strickland
Preceded by Betty Montgomery
Succeeded by Dave 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 51)
Green, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Don Taylor
Children 2 sons
Education University of Akron (BS, MS)

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 Springfield Local School district in Springfield Township. She attended the University of Akron, obtaining a bachelor's 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]

Kasich and Taylor were re-elected in November 2014.

She formed a campaign committee to raise money and campaign for governor on February 23, 2017 for the 2018 election.[5]


She is married to Don Taylor and has two sons.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Ohio House of Representatives 43rd District Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor 21,013 53.61
Democratic Michael Grimm 18,180 46.39
Ohio House of Representatives 43rd District Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor (inc.) 34,478 57.58
Democratic Jane Tabor-Grimm 25,399 42.42
Ohio Auditor Republican Primary Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor 1,940,665 50.64
Democratic Barbara Sykes 1,891,874 49.36


  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. 
  3. ^ "". 
  4. ^ "Key Staff". Ohio Department of Insurance. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gomez, Henry J (2017-02-23). "Mary Taylor for Governor launches". Retrieved 2017-02-23. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Betty Montgomery
Auditor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Dave Yost
Preceded by
Lee Fisher
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio