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Van Taylor Van Taylor
Full Name: Nicholas Van Taylor

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 8, 2019 85th   84th   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
H 66 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 66 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 66 Apr 20, 2010 - Jan 11, 2011 81st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
(1) "Taylor to Fill Term for McCall," 4/20/2010. Dallas Morning News.
(2) Proclamation, 4/2/2010, Ordering special election in House District 66 on 5/8/2010 to serve unexpired term of Brian McCall. Governor Rick Perry.
(3) Van Taylor sworn 4/20/2010. Oaths of Office.
(4) Van Taylor elected Republican nominee for House District 66 in 3/2/2010 primary and runoff 4/12/2010; no Democratic opposition in 2010 general election. Taylor declared elected and sworn 4/20/2010, succeeded Brian McCall, resigned 4/2/2010. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 84th Legislature, 2015.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 85th Legislature, 2017.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain. Biographical sketch, Current Senators with Military Service, 85th Legislature: "As a Marine Officer and paratrooper, Captain Taylor volunteered for duty as a platoon commander with the Marine Corps' C Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion. He deployed to Iraq where he fought with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. Taylor led the first platoon into Iraq for his brigade and led a mission that rescued 31 wounded Marines during the pitched Battle of An Nasiriyah. For his service in Iraq, the Marine Corps awarded Captain Taylor the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" for valor." Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 83rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 84th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 85th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 81st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 85th session composite photo of Senate members(Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    85th R.S. - 2017
    Government Reform, Select  
    Health and Human Services  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources and Economic Development  
    Property Tax Reform, Select  
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Health and Human Services  
    Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    Property Tax Reform and Relief, Select  
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Government Efficiency and Reform  
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Defense and Veterans' Affairs  
    Human Services  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Culture, Recreation, and Tourism  
    Higher Education  

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