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“Taylor has staked a surprisingly aggressive claim to a 2018 race for governor…”
November 18, 2015
The Plain Dealer
Taylor Takes On Clinton’s Tough Fracking Policies
September 22, 2016
State House News Bureau
“When was the last time Americans witnessed government leaders working with and listening to leaders in business and industry? Those attending the roundtable discussion with Ohio’s Lt. Governor, Mary Taylor, would have found members of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce talking about government regulations that impact the operation of their businesses. And, the Lt. Governor was listening.”
November 18, 2015
Wooster Weekly
“Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor: Obamacare has not kept its promises”
January 11, 2017
The Courier

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Lt. Governor Taylor has a track record of winning races she's not supposed to win
By - May 9, 2017

“Lt. Governor Taylor has a track record of winning races she's not supposed to win, in fact in 2006, Mary Taylor was the only Republican to win a statewide race,” the statement read. “It's good to have competition. Decisions about the future of Ohio should be made by the voters, not in backrooms... Jobs, jobs, and education, jobs and common sense regulatory reform, jobs and infrastructure, and more jobs for people. Mary Taylor's message is pretty clear.”

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Heroes honored at annual Hall of Fame for Valor ceremony
By - May 5, 2017

“The Class of 2017 is an inspiration to us all,” said Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, the keynote speaker. “Thank you for giving so much of yourselves.” Family and friends of the inductees listened as each of the 27 citations was read aloud. Many of the inductees, some in their crisp dress uniforms, were on hand to accept the honor. Relatives accepted the posthumous awards.

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Great Lakes forum stresses cooperation
By - April 26, 2017

DETROIT — On the same day President Trump publicly criticized Canada for its dairy industry policies, several hundred academics, politicians, government officials, and industry leaders from the two countries gathered in Detroit to talk about shared goals and initiatives to foster growth in their regional economy.

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Our Great Lake and our great responsibility
By - April 4, 2017

Ohio is home to a number of precious resources, and Lake Erie is second to none. In fact, it is so well-known and such a strong part of our state’s culture that it would be easy to take the lake for granted...

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Lt. Governor addresses local Republicans
By - March 27, 2017

That statement was part of the speech delivered by Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor during Thursday evening’s Meigs County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. Taylor, who has announced her intentions to run for governor in 2018, spoke of going against the status quo and working to overcoming challenges.

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About Mary Taylor

As Lieutenant Governor, Mary Taylor has worked to improve the business climate in Ohio and rein in government overreach.

The same day Lt. Governor Taylor was sworn in, she was asked to lead CSI Ohio – the “Common Sense Initiative” to reform Ohio’s regulatory policies and cut the burdensome red tape that prevents businesses from growing and creating jobs. Under her leadership, CSI has reviewed more than 10,100 business-impacting rules, with more than 61% being revised or eliminated. These reforms represent a significant culture change in state government, placing a check on the bureaucracy and ensuring accountability and a more commonsense business environment in Ohio.

Taylor also served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, where she fought Obamacare and lead efforts to modernize Ohio's insurance laws to better protect consumers and increase competition within the marketplace. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor serves as the chair of the regional economic task force for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers.

Taylor was the first certified public accountant to serve as Auditor of State, where she transformed the office into a nationally recognized, 21st-century government auditing office. She was elected to that post in 2006, and was the only Republican to win statewide in that tumultuous election year.

As a state legislator, Taylor was instrumental in passing Ohio’s 2005 tax reform package that reduced personal income taxes by 21%. It also eliminated the tangible personal property tax, the corporate franchise tax and the inventory tax imposed on businesses. The United Conservatives of Ohio named Taylor a "Watchdog of the Treasury" and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recognized Taylor as a "Guardian of Small Business" for her outstanding voting record on behalf of Ohio’s small-business owners.

Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in taxation from the University of Akron. She began her career in 1990 with Deloitte and Touche, one of the “big four” national accounting firms. She joined the Akron firm of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in 1994, where she served as director of the firm's tax department and senior manager of the employee benefits practice.