By Brandon Moseley

Thursday, former Alabama Federation of Alabama Republican Women Chairman Frances Taylor announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination of Alabama House of Representatives – District 20.

“Alabama needs proven conservative leadership we can count on to represent us in Montgomery,“ Taylor said. “I have been a life-long Republican and have stood by President Donald Trump and stood by our Republican nominees.

“Service is important to me,” Taylor continued. “I believe we need a person to represent District 20 who will hold the line on higher taxes, who will fight for fiscal responsibility, and who will work to ensure we have a skilled workforce as more high-tech jobs come to Huntsville.”

“We have few conservative women in the legislature, and we need a larger voice in the direction of our state,” Taylor stated. “I have long been able to work to bring people together and I plan to be a vocal advocate for the Rocket City.”

Taylor works as a defense contractor for AMCOM on Redstone Arsenal where she does financial and process analysis for various weapons systems. She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. She has actively participated in the recent acquisition of the new Northern Campus which sits on 200 acres and will include STEM, Cybersecurity and Unmanned Aerial System offerings. She said that she believes in a strong partnership between education and local industry will help ensure graduates are able to move seamlessly into positions that are critical to local companies.

Taylor currently is the Third Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Women which is a group of over 63,000 Republican Party activists across the United States. She also served as president of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) from 2014 to 2017. She has held almost every position within the AFRW. She previously served as a member of the Steering and Financial Oversight Committees for the Alabama Republican Party. Frances is a member of the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee and local County Party, where she was on the Policy Committee and Candidate Recruitment Committee.

Frances is the first person to have been elected to chair the Alabama Republican Party Ethics Committee, where she is finishing her second term.

Frances and her husband, Robert, have been married for over 41 years. They have three daughters and one son. She became a Stephen Minister at Holy Spirit in 2009 and has been deeply honored to continue service to others through her Church.  

House District 20, like the rest of the state’s legislative districts, has to be reapportioned and redistricted prior to the 2022 election. The state legislature will meet on October 28 in a special session to consider redistricting.

The Republican primary is May 24, 2022.