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Candidate profile: Wayne Taylor

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The 2014 Ohio primary election is Tuesday, May 6.

We are running brief profiles from candidates who have filled out our questionnaire. For answers to more questions from this candidate and others, visit Herald-Dispatch.com. Click Elections 2014. Candidates' replies appear as they were submitted and have not been edited.

NAME: Wayne Taylor

CANDIDATE FOR: Lawrence County Commission

DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: The commissioners set the county's general budget, which covers the sheriff's department and other offices including prosecuting attorney, clerk of courts, board of elections, county treasurer, county auditor and county recorder. The three members meet weekly at the courthouse in Ironton. The salary is $55,524.

PARTY: Republican

CITY: Kitts Hill, Ohio

BIOGRAPHY

AGE: 53

EDUCATION: Symmes Valley High School, University Rio Grande (Electronic Engineering).

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Vice President Newtech Systems Inc, 33 years , Fiscal Officer Aid Township 2 years.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Member and Deacon of New Zion United Baptist Church, Lawrence County Fair Board member and served 1 year as Treasurer, 4-H Horse Committee, Lawrence County Farm Bureau 6 years as President, Symmes Valley Borad of Education for 8 years, 7 as President.

FAMILY: Wife of 30 years, Melanie Herrell Taylor; two daughters and son-in-laws, Sara and JD Gore and Sasha and Brandon Fields; four wonderful grandchildren.

QUESTION & ANSWER: What are your top three priorities for Lawrence County if elected?

"I will actively work to improve our economy by bringing my real-job experience to the commissioners' office. I will be heavily involved with the county budget to make sure the county provides essential services in a cost effective manner. I will perform a thorough reassessment of the Union Rome Sewer, including providing rate relief to those on a fixed income."

OTHER CANDIDATES: Taylor faces Freddie Hayes Jr. in the Republican primary.

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