Mar 10, 2013

Lt. Governor to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
GREENVILLE – “The Darke County Republican Party is so very happy that Ohio’s Lt. Governor Mary Taylor will be the keynote speaker at its Lincoln Day Dinner this year. She is such a vibrant personality, we are looking forward to hosting her,” said Cindy Pike, chair of the Darke County Republican Executive Committee.

The Darke County Republican Party will be hosting its Lincoln Day event on March 20 at Romer’s Entertainment Facility, 118 East Main St., Greenville. There will be a reception immediately preceding the dinner at 5 p.m. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Attendance at each event is by paid RSVP only.

Mary Taylor is the product of hard work, determination, personal accountability and a family that has supported her and guided her every step of the way. She grew up in northeast Ohio, attended Springfield Local Schools and, even at a young age, demonstrated a devotion to her local community. It’s where she has lived her entire life.

Taylor helped put herself through college at the University of Akron working in the accounting department of the local bank. She developed a bond with a supervisor and mentor, who encouraged her to study accounting and taxation.

After graduation, Taylor was hired by one of the nation’s top accounting firms. Later, her work ethic and perseverance helped propel her to senior manager at a local accounting firm and she quickly made a name for herself in her profession.

Taylor has spent the better part of two decades as a wife, mother and certified public accountant. When her local community began experiencing unprecedented growth and development, she got involved, accepted a seat on city council and spoke up for neighboring families and small businesses. It was the foundation of what is turning out to be an impeccable career in public service.

Taylor took her local experiences to Columbus in 2003 where she served two terms in the state legislature. On Nov. 7, 2006, voters made history by electing Mary Taylor the first certified public accountant to serve as Auditor of State and she has provided the type of leadership Ohioans expect from their elected officials.

Taylor was sworn in as Ohio’s 65th Lieutenant Governor on Jan. 10, 2011, the same day Governor John R. Kasich named her 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. These two assignments dovetail together and provide the perfect launching pad for working to make Ohio a jobs and business friendly state. CSI Ohio reviews Ohio’s regulatory system to eliminate excessive and duplicative rules that stand in the way of job creation and the regulatory mission of the Department of Insurance is a good place to start.

She’s been called an “expert” on state budget issues by the Columbus Dispatch and her hometown newspaper – the Suburbanite – called her one of Summit County’s “most influential women.” Taylor, 45, is a life-long resident of northeast Ohio where she lives with her husband, Don, and their sons, Michael and Joe.

Reservations for the Lincoln Day event may be obtained by contacting Executive Committee Chair Cindy Pike by email at cindypike@darkegop.org or by calling 548-1731. Please note: deadline for reservations is March 15.

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