|Taylor announces District 5 candidacy |
|Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010 1:17 pm |
Larry W. Taylor of Martin announces his candidacy for Weakley County Commissioner of District 5.
Taylor, a lifelong resident of Martin, retired in 2004 after working 37 years as an auditor and audit manager for the Tennessee State Comptroller – Division of County Audit.
During this time, he was provided with the unique perspective of county government.
His job responsibilities required him to work daily with all county elected and appointed officials in the accounting, budgeting and purchasing aspects of their offices.
While working with the State, Taylor obtained the following certifications – Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). During this time, he was a member of the Association of Government Accountants and the Tennessee Government Finance Officers Association.
Taylor has served in city government. First being elected alderman for the City of Martin from 1986 – 1992. He was elected Mayor of Martin, a part-time position, in 1992 and served until 2002. During his tenure as Martin Mayor, he served on the Regional Planning Commission, Economic and Community Development Board, Finance Committee and Weakley County Chamber of Commerce.
He served as president of the West Tennessee Mayor’s Association in 2001. Since his retirement in 2004, Taylor has worked as an affiliate broker with Fuller Partners Real Estate in Martin.
Taylor graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and served four years in the United States Air Force. He is a member of Central Baptist Church, Martin Masonic Lodge #551 and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Taylor and his wife, Pat, reside at 11 Oakwood Drive in Martin. They are the parents of two daughters, Leigh (Phil) Nanney of Paris and Lynn (Matt) Vincent of Martin. They have four grandchildren, Drake and Katie Vincent and Taylor Beth and Emily Jewell Nanney.
“I pledge to listen and to be open to the concerns of the citizens of District 5 and Weakley County and I would appreciate the support and vote of citizens in the 5th District in the upcoming County General Election on Aug. 5, 2010,” Taylor said.