Leah Landrum Taylor

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Leah Landrum Taylor
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 27th district
In office
January 2013 – January 2015
Preceded byOlivia Cajero Bedford
Succeeded byCatherine Miranda
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 2007 – January 2013
Preceded byLinda Aguirre
Succeeded byRich Crandall
Personal details
Born (1966-08-23) August 23, 1966 (age 52)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political partyDemocratic
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
Alma materArizona State University
Professionbusinesswoman, educator

Leah Landrum Taylor is a Democratic politician. She was in the Arizona legislature for sixteen years, first in the House of Representatives from 1999 through 2007, then in the Senate from 2007 to 2015. She represented the 23rd, 16th, and 27th districts; the lines were redrawn at the beginning of each decade. Landrum Taylor was the Senate minority leader from January to October 2013.[1] During her final term, Landrum Taylor was the only African-American in the Legislature.[2]

She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.


  1. ^ Rau, Alia Beard (October 29, 2013). "Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor ousted as minority leader". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fewer Black leaders have seat at Arizona political table". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 9, 2016.

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