|Born:||April 22, 1961 (age 58)|
|Career:||Lieutenant governor of Ohio, 2011-present|
Ohio state auditor, 2006-2011
Ohio General Assembly, 2003-2006
Green (Ohio) City Council, 2001-2003
|Education:||University of Akron|
Mary Taylor, Ohio's 65th lieutenant governor, assumed office January 10, 2011. As lieutenant governor, Taylor was named to lead CSI Ohio—the "Common Sense Initiative"—to reform Ohio's regulatory policies, as well as to serve as the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance.
An Ohio native, Taylor received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in taxation from the University of Akron. In 1990, she began her career at Deloitte and Touche, an accounting firm. In 1994, she joined the Akron firm of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company, serving as director of the firm's tax department and senior manager of the employee benefits practice.
Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Taylor was elected into the Ohio General Assembly to represent the 43rd District, and in 2006, she was elected as the Ohio State auditor, becoming the first certified public accountant to serve as auditor of state. She was instrumental in the passing of Ohio's 2005 tax reform package, which reduced personal income taxes by 21 percent. As a state legislator, Taylor also was a member of the House Finance, Ways and Means, and Education Committees.