Monday, Jessica Taylor of Prattville announced that she is running for Congress in the Second Congressional District as a Republican.
Prattville businesswoman and attorney Jessica Taylor became the latest Republican candidate to announce intentions to run for Alabama’s open 2nd District congressional seat next year.
Taylor is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Montgomery-based Azimuth. Taylor is married to former State Senator Bryan Taylor (R-Prattville) who served one term in the State Senate from 2010 to 2014. Taylor recently quit his position as chief legal counsel to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) to devote his energy to his wife’s election.
Jessica Taylor said in a statement that she is a proud conservative, born and raised in rural Alabama and is running for Congress to take on the radical socialists in the swamp, to protect life, defend the Second Amendment and our military, and support President Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp.
“If you’re like me, you’re tired of radical socialists and liberal loudmouths like AOC, ‘the Squad,’ and Elizabeth Warren demonizing Alabama values and our strong support of President Trump,” Jessica Taylor said. “I’m running for Congress because Alabama needs a new generation of conservative leadership to take on these radical liberals. Alabama’s conservative values are at stake, and I will fight every single day to defend them. I’m proud to be pro-life, pro-gun, pro-wall, and pro-Trump, and I will never apologize for my beliefs.”
Taylor and her husband have three children.
Taylor is making an appearance on Fox and Friends on the Fox News Network early today.
Jessica released a video to introducing her conservative story to voters. Watch “Put Me in the Game” harkens back to her youth as a basketball player.
“I’ve worked to grow my small business, create jobs, and solve problems… Helping schools, communities, and nonprofits across Alabama do amazing things,” Mrs. Taylor said. “Like you, I’m sick of arrogant socialists like AOC, who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer.”
Jessica Taylor was born in rural Alabama, spent her early childhood in a mobile home park, with her nurse mother and salesman father. She grew up hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and playing basketball.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and a law degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. She worked in the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Her tenure included managing several statewide initiatives, including Alabama Communities for Education, a high school dropout prevention program.
In 2010, she founded Azimuth to help nonprofit organizations, schools, and local governments become stronger in their communities by helping them navigate the maze of government regulations to get results.
In 2016, she served as president of the River Region Pregnancy Center, an organization committed to helping pregnant women and protecting unborn life. She currently serves as the president of the board of directors for the Samaritan Counseling Center in Montgomery and has been a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama since 2005. She is also a board member of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and member of the First United Methodist Church of Prattville.
Incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) is not seeking re-election.
The Republican Primary will be on March 3.