Mary Taylor

Born:April 22, 1961 (age 63)
Career:Lieutenant governor of Ohio, 2011- 2019
Ohio state auditor, 2007-2011
Ohio House of Representatives, 2003-2006
Green (Ohio) City Council, 2001-2003
Education:University of Akron

Mary Taylor was Ohio's 65th lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2019. 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. She resigned as Insurance Director on March 31, 2017.

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 House of Representatives 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.


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