Candidate Profile
Mary Taylor

Republican , Ohio


Panel Rating

Very Conservative



Conservative Republican Leadership Committee, Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Toledo Tea Party-Ohio

Reported by Candidate

Senator Mike Lee, Senator Steve Daines, Representative Michele Bachmann, Ken Blackwell, Pastor Barry Clardy

Selected Contributions


Bob Latta, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Family First PAC, Matt Dolan, Mike DeWine, Moms For Ohio, Tom Brinkman







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

(Did not answer)

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am against abortion with no exceptions.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Madison said it best, as Publius in Federalist Paper Number 51, “ If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Government is never the answer to any of the persistent problems facing society, but it can play a role. For example, by ensuring that our high school students are college or career ready upon graduation. Not every student is destined to go to college and so we must ensure that they have a certificate or license to practice a trade after high school. Another example is to cut government red-tape. I lead Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative whose primary focus is on reviewing every business impacting rule in the state. As a result of this work over 7,500 job-killing regulations have been changed or eliminated. Finally, we must solve the opioid crisis facing our state and get able-bodied adults back to work. I have proposed a plan to incentivize the private sector to build out the continuum of care that will restore help and hope to the addicted.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I will advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and for Congress to provide governors flexibility to craft solutions for their states’ needs. I have proposed a plan as Governor that addresses Ohio’s specific health care needs while ensuring that the state is still able to fund priorities such as education, public safety, and infrastructure. Through direct primary care, expanding health savings accounts for Ohioans working multiple jobs, and protecting those with preexisting conditions, the Taylor plan focuses on the unique needs of Ohio’s citizens and small employers.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The primary role of Government in boosting the economy is ensuring that taxes are as low as possible on both businesses and individuals. Also, see my answer on regulations in question 30. My administration has cut taxes by $5 billion, eliminated the Death Tax and virtually eliminated taxes for small businesses.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have a Bachelors in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Akron. I have served on Green City Council, the Ohio House of Representatives where I fought my own party and voted against a tax increase, was State Auditor where I was named a ‘Watchdog of the Treasury,’ and am currently Lt. Governor of Ohio where I have been Ohio’s chief opponent to Obamacare and lead the Common Sense Initiative.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a fearless, unapologetic conservative who will take on the entrenched political class on behalf of the voters against the Establishment. They deserve no less.


  • University of Akron, Akron, MS
  • University of Akron, Akron, BS
Work & Military
  • AICPA, Certified Public Accountant
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Lt. Governor, Held 2011-2018
  • Auditor, Held 2007-2010
  • Ohio House of Represenatives, Sought 2003-2006

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