Jarris Louis Taylor Jr.

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger


Taylor graduated with an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from Ball State University, before receiving a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Hampton University and a M.D. and Ed.D. in higher education administration from George Washington University. Taylor was enlisted with the US Department of the Air Force for 20 years, and also worked as an adjunct professor at Norfolk State University, Associate Director at the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, and currently as Director of Hampton University Online [2].

Taylor was appointed to the Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board on National and Community Service by Governor Tim Kaine in 2007, and served as the Commissioner of the board from 2007 to 2008 and Chair of the board from 2008 to 2010. This is Taylor’s first experience running for public office [1, 3].

Key Issues


Taylor wants to support measures to increase funding for public schools and to increase teacher pay to the national average in order to increase teacher retention in commonwealth schools [6].


Taylor wants to ensure that Virginia stays involved in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which provides a framework to strengthen the health and safety of Virginia citizens through providing financial resources to create more flood resistant and energy efficient homes for Virginia residents [6].


Taylor wants to protect current abortion standards as a pro-choice candidate, and is committed to protecting female reproductive rights in Virginia [6].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Jarris Taylor for Delegate
2 LinkedIn
3 Ballotpedia
6 Virginian-Pilot