Local man hopes to enact change in WV Senate


GRAFTON— Longtime political activist Jay Taylor is running for the West Virginia State Senate in the 14th District.

Taylor has been active on the Republican Executive Committee for many years helping to develop the party platform and recruit candidates. Taylor not only serves as his county chairman, but the Legislative Liaison for the Convention of States Project. 

Taylor says, “Being on the sidelines for many years has certainly given me lots of experience in the political realm, and I am ready to get in the game.”  

 Standing with Jay when he filed are Majority Leader Amy Summers, Delegate Clay Riley, Senator Dave Sypolt, Senator Randy Smith, Delegate Teri Sypolt, Delegate Buck Jennings, and Senator Robert Karnes.  

 Jay Taylor has been endorsed by many conservative groups in the state. Including, West Virginians for Life, Americans for Prosperity, Citizens Defense League, West Virginians for Health Freedom, WV Senate Republican Caucus, and earned an “A” rating from the NRA.  

 Jay was recently endorsed by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “Pleased to endorse Jay Taylor for State Senate in the 14th District GOP Primary.  Jay has been a strong supporter of mine for many years. He’s strongly prolife, pro-gun, and pro-taxpayer & has led the charge to support a Convention of States. He’ll be a terrific Senator!” Morrisey stated in a tweet.  

 Taylor stated about his campaign, “I’m a Conservative, Pro-Life, 2nd Amendment, Right sized Government, Republican. We need to get government out of the way of businesses so that we can thrive in these new times. Good quality infrastructure should be governments main focus. Not over burdensome regulations that drive off opportunities.” 

 More information about Jay Taylor’s campaign can be found on his website at: https://www.jayforwv.com/  

 Jay lives in Grafton with his wife and two children. He is a Deacon at Beulah Baptist Church and a member of Grafton Lodge #15 AF&AM. In his free time, he enjoys a good science fiction story and coaching youth sports.  

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