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Rep. Gene Taylor (R-Miss.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Bay St. Louis City Council, 1981-83; Miss. Senate, 1983-89; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1988; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-2011
Born: Sept. 17, 1953; New Orleans, La.
Residence: Bay St. Louis
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Margaret Taylor; three children
Education: Tulane U., B.A. 1976; U. of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, attended 1978-80
Military Service: Coast Guard Reserve, 1971-84
Start of Service: Elected: 1989 (10th full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Seapower & Projection Forces - Chairman); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2010generalSteven Palazzo (R) 105,61351.9
Gene Taylor (D) 95,24346.8
Kenneth Hampton (LIBERT) 1,7410.9
Anna Revies (REF) 7870.4
2008generalGene Taylor (D) 216,54274.5
John McCay (R) 73,97725.5
2006generalGene Taylor (D) 110,99679.8
Randy McDonnell (R) 28,11720.2
2004generalGene Taylor (D) 179,97964.2
Michael Lott (R) 96,74034.5
Tracella O'Hara Hill (REF) 3,6631.3
2002generalGene Taylor (D) 121,74275.2
Karl Mertz (R) 34,37321.2
Wayne Parker (LIBERT) 3,3112.1
Thomas Huffmaster (REF) 2,4421.5
2000generalGene Taylor (D) 153,26478.8
Randy McDonnell (R) 35,30918.2
Wayne Parker (LIBERT) 3,0021.5
Katie Perrone (REF) 2,8201.5
1998generalGene Taylor (D) 78,66177.8
Randy McDonnell (R) 19,34119.1
Ray Coffey (LIBERT) 1,5301.5
Robert Claunch (REF) 1,0651.1
Philip Mayeux (NL) 4980.5
1996generalGene Taylor (D) 103,41558.3
Dennis Dollar (R) 71,11440.1
Le'Roy Carney (I) 1,8321.0
Dan Rogers (LIBERT) 4830.3
Jordan Gollub (I) 4290.2
Philip Mayeux (NL) 1720.1
1994generalGene Taylor (D) 73,17960.1
George Barlos (R) 48,57539.9
1992generalGene Taylor (D) 120,76663.2
Paul Harvey (R) 67,61935.4
Shawn O'Hara (I) 2,6731.4
1990generalGene Taylor (D) 89,92681.4
Sheila Smith (R) 20,58818.6
1989special runoffGene Taylor (D) 83,29665.2
1989specialGene Taylor (D) 51,56142.0
1988generalLarkin Smith (R) 100,18555.0
Gene Taylor (D) 82,03445.0
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Mississippi is 15th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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