Taylor running for state senate

Bryan Taylor has stepped down from the Governor's staff to run for state office.  Taylor has served as Policy Director and Legal Counsel to Governor Bob Riley since 2006.  He is now pursuing the District 30 Senate seat held for the last 28 years by Democratic Senator Wendell Mitchell.

The republican says he's quote "had enough with backroom deals and broken promises."  "This year voters will decide whether we continue the status quo here in Montgomery or whether we'll bring an end to the culture of corruption in Montgomery and unleash Alabama's full potential to address the issues that are important to Alabamians in this state."

Taylor says he if elected he will work to:

-  Jumpstart job growth without more government spending

-  Make government more open, honest and accountable by passing anti-corruption legislation

-  Make sure Alabama invests in proven programs like the Alabama Reading Initiative, the Alabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative, ACCESS Distance Learning and First Class Pre-K that are making a difference in public schools

-  Repeal the 62 percent legislative pay raise

Taylor will face two other republicans on the June primary ticket.  Ray Boles and Ken Barnett are also running.  Democrat Incumbent Wendell Mitchell is seeking re-election.

District 30 includes Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw and Pike Counties and parts of Elmore and Lowndes Counties.