I am passionate about Children Family Safety Community People Service
Why Anne Taylor?
Anne Taylor is running for the SD 46A Minnesota House of Representatives seat because she knows she can make a difference in the lives of families and children in her district. She is a proven negotiator who can work across party lines and with other interest groups. She has solid experience and a devotion to serve.
In 2013 Anne began her term on the Board of MACC (Minnesota Advocates & Champions for Children). She is a strong advocate for parent rights and student data protections. In 2016, Anne was intimately involved with the creation of Minnesota education statute 121A.065, a bill signed into law by former governor Mark Dayton with the intent of providing parents and schools with guidance on parental notification regarding surveys in school, many of which have nothing to do with education. Along with many concerned parents and legislators, she worked in tandem with the ACLU and bi-partisan efforts. Anne will continue to work hard to provide safety for student data.
Anne understands families of diverse backgrounds. She brings her own experience having grown up with a sibling diagnosed with autism and those with special needs. Anne's family fostered children, eventually leading to the adoption of three siblings.
Anne's college years were spent at Kent State University and Arizona State University. She majored in education with emphasis on special education, psychology, and cross-cultural education. She worked within a variety of communities including children having autism. Anne also worked in the southwest states region where she had the rare opportunity to volunteer in schools and communities on the Navajo Nation. As a parent, she brings with her volunteer experiences from Montessori school, Waldorf school as well as both public and private school.
Anne understands the opioid crisis and necessary legislation passed in our state as she personally experienced this within her own family. She would like to work to prevent these types of addictions, as well as work to protect people who suffer from mental illness.
Anne spent her early teenage years with her mother who was left alone to manage two Goodyear tire stores her father had owned following an all too quick four-month battle with cancer. She understands the difficulties government places on small business owners. Anne will support laws that will make things easier and more profitable for small business owners.
Living in the metro/Twin Cities area for over 20 years, Anne and her husband Tom have resided in Golden Valley for 9 years. She and her husband share three children: an adult son, a daughter in college, and a daughter in grade school. Anne has been a licensed Real Estate Associate since 2005.
Protect Core Values
Anne is in support of bills that protect women and children while advocating for parental rights and their child's education. She will empower women by protecting their health in the community while focusing on the health of ALL individuals in her district.
Anne brings with her the unique experience of having spent time volunteering as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer in partnership with Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) in Wayzata, Minnesota. She helped in the reshaping and growth of a multi-family residential community. She recruited and trained volunteers while strengthening families and children in education with the help of the Minnesota Literacy Council. Anne worked within this community-based human services organization to support and integrate services to low-income families. This was via resource centers located within multi-unit housing neighborhoods throughout the suburban service area with a focus was on programs for family and housing stability, youth success, adult employment, and community building.