Hello, I am Darlene K. Taylor. I am the State Representative for Georgia House Seat 173, and I am seeking re-election for the District. I currently represent you as a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee, the Appropriations Committee, and Insurance Committee, where I am Chairman of the Health Subcommittee. Additionally, I am both a member and hold the office of Secretary for the Governmental Affairs Committee and was appointed to the Medicaid Reform Subcommittee. I am also a member and the Vice Chairman of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. In addition to my committee assignments and legislative work, I have also received the appointment of Legislative Whip.
My legislative pledge is best characterized by the following Dwight D. Eisenhower quote: May we pursue that which is right without self-righteousness. May we know unity without conformity. May we grow in strength without pride in self. May we, in our dealings with all peoples of the earth, ever speak truth and serve justice.
My political beliefs mirror the Founding Fathers' as detailed in the United States Constitution for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, free enterprise, and the right to keep and bear arms. I am pro business, pro life and for smaller government.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people".
—United States Constitution
Issues Important to Darlene:
- Strong Agribusiness
- Pro Life
- Economic Development
- Quality Education
- Healthcare Reform
- Protection of Natural Resources & Landmarks
- 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms
REPRESENTATIVE DARLENE TAYLOR SEEKS RE-ELECTION
Vows to continue to advocate strongly for our Values, our Agriculture Businesses and Economic Development.
Representative Darlene Taylor is delighted to announce that she will seek re-election as the legislator representing the constituents of Southwest Georgia who reside in House District 173.
"It is a privilege and an honor to serve as the voice for the citizens of the 173rd House District, and it is a responsibility that I take very seriously. I humbly ask for your continued support and vote in the 2014 election," Taylor said.
Commenting on the legislative experience she has gained to date, Taylor says she has gained considerable insight and knowledge into the legislative process for which she has been very active. This legislative experience in conjunction with her thirty plus years as a successful business owner are crucial now and will continue to serve Southwest Georgia during the next legislative session which begins in January 2015.
"A tremendous amount of analysis regarding appropriations and tough state budget decisions has been undertaken in recent years because of the adverse impact of the nation's recession on our state's economy. The budget decisions were not easy, but we made them by establishing priorities. The result is that we produced a state budget that is balanced and did not raise state taxes on families or on businesses," Taylor said. "We made state government live within its means just like families and small businesses have to do each day."