County Commission District 7

Priscilla Ann Taylor

  • Incumbent seeking re-election
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Education: Master's degree
  • MBA, Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • BA, Liberal Studies, Barry University
  • Policy Institute, Graduate, Flemmings Fellow
    • Recent Job: Palm Beach County Commissioner, 2009-2016
  • Palm Beach County Commissioner, 2009-2016
  • County Mayor, 2014
  • Insurance Agency Owner, over 25 years
  • Contributions reported

    Last updated: Aug. 23, 2016. Details.

    Previous races


    Port of Palm Beach, Chairwoman (2003)

    Port of Palm Beach, Chairwoman (2001)

    Port of Palm Beach, Commissioner (1999 - 2004)

    Democratic Speaker Pro Tem Designee (2008 - 2009)

    Democratic Whip (2004 - 2006)

    State Representative (2004 - 2009)

    County Mayor (2014)

    Palm Beach County Commissioner (2009 - Present)

    Other Political Experience

  • International Women's Forum, Member
  • National Association of Counties (NACo), Board Member, International Economic Development Task Force, Member, Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Member, Large Urban County Caucus, Member
  • Women of NACo Leadership Network, Member
  • Florida Association of Counties (FAC), Board Member, Health and Human Services Committee, Chair
  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Board Member
  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board, Chair
  • CareerSource Palm Beach County, Board Member
  • Do you think Palm Beach County voters should approve the penny-per-dollar sales tax increase?
    Yes. During the seven years of the recession, the county was unable to fund its infrastructure needs. The dollars are needed to fund the backlog of county infrastructure projects to prevent further deterioration.
    Are there government records or meetings subject to public disclosure that should be exempt from Florida’s government-in-the-sunshine laws?
    If the sales tax referendum fails, would you support an increase in property taxes to pay for a backlog of county infrastructure projects?
    We would need to examine all of our options and not just limit the county to a property tax increase.
    Should there be a moratorium on commercial and/or residential development in the county’s Agricultural Reserve?
    The county needs to develop and/or update its present comprehensive plan to better define the future of the ag reserve.
    Do you favor a proposed tax swap whereby Fire-Rescue's property tax rate would be cut and partially replaced by a county sales tax increase?
    Yes, I would entertain a revenue neutral sales tax swap.
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