Serving as Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor since 2011, Mary Taylor served as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance through March 2017 and leads the state’s Common Sense Initiative to reform the state’s regulatory policies. Taylor previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for two terms where she served on the Finance, Ways and Means and the Education Committees and State Auditor for one term. She began her political career when she was elected to the Green City Council in 2001. The first Certified Public Accountant to serve as Auditor of State, Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron. She was a candidate in the May 2018 Republican primary for Governor.