Taylor announces run for commissioner
by Staff Report
Mar 04, 2012 | 2490 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lifelong Bartow County resident and local businessman Steve Taylor announced Friday that he will seek the office of Bartow County commissioner. Taylor plans to qualify for the July 31 Republican primary.

When asked for his reasons for running for Bartow County's top job, Taylor said, "I want to be the commissioner because I believe I have the leadership skills and business experience to move Bartow County forward especially during these challenging economic times."

Steve and his wife, Sandy, own and operate Taylor's Farm Supply, established in Cartersville in 1948 by Steve's grandfather, father and uncle. In addition to the farm supply business, the Taylors are farmers themselves, raising cattle in northeast Bartow County in the Rydal community.

Taylor has always been an active member of the Cartersville and Bartow County community and has proven his dedication to its economic development. He currently serves as the chairmen of the Bartow County Development Authority and has served as secretary of the Joint Development Authority since its inception. Steve also serves as a member of the Bartow-Pickens Development Authority. He is a member of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce and has served as a member of its board of directors. Steve is a former board member of the Red Carpet Cattleman's Association and is currently a member of the Georgia Cattleman's Association.

Taylor said he believes the future lies in the young people. As a volunteer for many years, he was a familiar face with the youth softball and baseball programs of the Bartow County Recreation Department. He is a part member of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation and is a longtime sponsor for Bartow County 4-H. Relay for Life is another cause close to the Taylor family. The Taylors work hard each year to raise money for cancer research and programs since losing their son to stomach cancer in 2005.

Taylor graduated from Cass High School and attended Floyd and Reinhardt colleges. He and Sandy are active members of Tabernacle Baptist Church; they have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.