Brent Taylor today announced he raised over $50,000 at a recent fundraising event for his State Senate campaign. Taylor is seeking the open Senate District 31 seat in East Shelby County.

Nearly 100 guests attended Taylor’s fundraiser on Monday. He has collected more than $200,000 since entering the Senate contest this spring and has a campaign balance of over $450,000.

“I appreciate the tremendous support I’ve received since announcing my candidacy for the Senate in March. Donors to my campaign include small business owners, doctors, engineers, retirees, students, and people from literally all walks of life,” Taylor remarked. “Mid-Southerners have trusted me as their funeral director. Voters in East Memphis, Cordova, and Germantown
trusted me as their City Councilman and County Commissioner. Now, I’m asking people in East Memphis and East Shelby County to trust me as their next State Senator,” stated Taylor.

A well-known area funeral director for three decades, Taylor is a former Memphis City Councilman and Shelby County Commissioner. In 1995, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Memphis City Council at age 27. Taylor, who never voted for a tax increase, was viewed as the leading conservative voice on the Council. He chose to retire from the City
Council after 12 years to focus on his business interests.

In 2004, Taylor and his wife, Kimberly, purchased their first funeral home. They bought other area funeral homes and built their business into the largest family-owned funeral operation in the Mid-South. Taylor remained involved in public service, filling a vacancy on the Shelby County Commission on an interim basis and serving as Chairman of the Election Commission. Throughout his career in the funeral business and as a public official, Taylor has been recognized
as a trusted conservative leader.

Taylor is endorsed by the Memphis Police Association and the Shelby County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. He will work with other conservatives to find solutions to the growing problem of violent crime. Taylor said he would fight inflation by restraining spending. He opposes
burdensome mandates on small businesses and earned the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business.

The Taylors have been married 27 years and are the parents of two adult children. They reside in Eads and are active members of Trinity Baptist Church.

Senate District 31 includes Collierville, Eads, Germantown, Lakeland, and parts of Arlington, Cordova, and East Memphis. Visit for more information.