Local Community Leader, Attorney Steve Taylor of Durant Announces Candidacy for Oklahoma House District 21April 4, 2018 - Steve Taylor, an attorney and longtime member of the Bryan County community, and husband of Dr. Christine Taylor, an OB-GYN serving our region, announces his candidacy for Oklahoma State Representative. Steve Taylor is a registered Republican.
Taylor states, "I thank State Representative Dustin Roberts, who is not running again, for his years of serving honorably. I intend to continue his example as a strong advocate for the priorities that are important to continue moving our region and state towards a strong future."Steve Taylor has an extensive history of investment of time and expertise in local community organizations. Taylor serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of J127 Ministry, which assists young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County, is former President of the Durant Noon Lions Club, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Durant "OK Kids" Baseball League, where he was Commissioner for three seasons. His professional career, in addition to serving as an attorney, included working for four years as the Assistant Director of the Medical Alumni Annual Fund for Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in NYC, and working for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
Steve Taylor said, "My wife and I chose to live in Durant, to educate our children here, and to work in, and for, our local community. I am proud of our community and care deeply for our neighbors. The dysfunction currently at the state Capitol is not serving to strengthen Oklahoma, to better health care and education outcomes, nor does it assist with needed longterm planning to meet the demands of our growing cities and population. I am running to provide a real-world, mature perspective gained from 20+ years of working with businesses, families, and on projects to serve our neighbors."The Taylors have four children, one in college at the US Military Academy at West Point, two at Durant High School, and one attending Durant Middle School. The Taylors attend Community Christian Church in Durant. Steve Taylor graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 with a BA in History, and then earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law. He was awarded Order of the Coif, graduating in the top 10% of his law school class. He is an attorney with a law office in Durant. His wife, Dr. Christine Taylor, graduated from Oklahoma State University and earned her MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. The Republican Primary is June 26, and the General Election takes place on November 6, 2018.