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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.