Senator Brent Taylor has been appointed to three committees in the Tennessee Senate. Taylor will serve on the Judiciary Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Government Operations Committee. Committee assignments were announced near the conclusion of this week’s organizational session of the Tennessee General Assembly.
“Throughout last year’s campaign, I said fighting violent crime would be my top priority in the Senate,” Taylor stated. “I wanted to serve on the Judiciary Committee because important legislation regarding criminal justice goes through this committee. I’m grateful to Lt. Governor McNally for these committee assignments. I believe I can be helpful to East Memphis, East Shelby County, and our state by serving on these three committees,” remarked Taylor.
The Transportation Committee is expected to take on added significance this legislative session as Governor Lee’s signature legislation focuses on improving Tennessee’s transportation infrastructure. The Government Operations Committee is charged with reviewing all facets of state government and decides whether state departments, agencies, and commissions shall continue to operate or enter a wind down phase.
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 service provider 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.
The Taylors have been married 28 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, Bartlett, Cordova, and East Memphis. Visit BrentTaylorForSenate.com for more information.