Wednesday, April 06, 2022

GOP State Sen. Zack Taylor announces he will not seek reelection

Taylor announces he will not seek re-election

Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, who was first elected in 2017 to the Oklahoma House of Representatives and then to the state Senate in 2020, announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election.

“The only constant in life is change,” Taylor said. “After prayerful consideration and discussion, my family and I have decided that it is best not to seek re-election at this time.”

During his service in the House, Taylor served as the Rules Committee chairman and worked diligently on occupational licensing reform, among other things. During his time in the Senate, he served as the vice chair of the Energy Committee, the vice chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, and on the presiding officer team.

“I’ve enjoyed serving in these capacities, and it has been a true honor to have been selected by leadership for these positions,” Taylor said.

Taylor and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 16 years. They currently have one 7-year-old daughter and are looking forward to welcoming a new baby in September.

“I believe my first duty is to be the best husband and father that I can be,” Taylor said. “We are very excited to be welcoming a new baby in September, and I no longer feel I can effectively serve the district, balance being a husband and father, and being a hands-on partner in our business. While it has been a great honor to represent the people of House District 28 and the people of Senate District 28, I am looking forward to returning home full-time.”


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