Growing up the granddaughter of a farmer, Delegate Taylor learned the importance of agriculture in our community and the challenges faced every day by people in our rural counties. The farming community holds a special place in her heart. That is why she is committed to listening to their concerns and fighting for their values in Richmond.

One of the key economic development hurdles faced in the area is access to broadband for under served communities. Reliable internet access provides a gateway to new opportunities for the economy, education, and countless other areas. Kim Taylor has made it a key priority to expand broadband access in our area so students do not have to travel to get online work completed, farmers can compete and thrive in today’s market, and loved ones can stay connected. Broadband access is a vital element of economic opportunity in rural areas in Virginia and nationwide. Delegate Taylor is committed to ensuring that this 21st-century infrastructural component is available to all in the 82nd District.

Virginians deserve high quality, low cost and affordable healthcare. As a business owner and mother, Kim understands how important healthcare is to Virginian families and how government controlled healthcare negatively impacts our businesses and our loved ones. Kim will fight for patient controlled and free market solutions to ensure Virginia families have the healthcare they need.

As delegate, Kim will push to lower prescription drug prices, protect pre-existing conditions, expand telemedicine, increase price transparency and push for competition in our healthcare markets. Virginians should control their families’ healthcare, not career politicians in Richmond and Washington D.C.

The Commonwealth has some of the finest public schools, universities and higher education in the country; Kim and her daughter are proud graduates of Virginia’s public school system. As a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Kim is committed to bolstering smart investment in Virginia’s education system. Kim will fight for local control, school choice, and believes that ultimately parents need to make their child’s educational choices, not Richmond and Washington D.C bureaucrats. Kim and her husband, Butch, own three automative repair shops, and know the positive impact of expanding access to technical schools and vocational training, which is a top priority for Kim in Richmond.

Kim and her husband, Butch, have owned and managed their three automotive shops for over 15 years and- having signed both the front and back of paychecks- they understand the struggles and personal sacrifices families make when starting a small business. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, Kim recognizes that small businesses are the backbone of Virginia’s economy and sees firsthand the value that small businesses bring to our community.

Because COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on businesses, it is Kim’s priority to revitalize Virginia’s economy. This means pushing pro-growth economic policies, cutting red tape, lowering taxes, and employing common sense regulations that keep us safe without burying our small businesses.

Kim is a proud supporter of our law enforcement and first responders. Keeping our communities and neighborhoods safe is essential to providing a quality education for our children, allowing business to operate, and getting Virginia’s economy open. Kim believes Virginia is most safe when the police are well funded and engage in close working relationships with our communities. This is why she will vigorously oppose any agenda to defund the police. She will tirelessly fight this constant push from the left that weakens law enforcement’s ability to protect Virginian families. We must promote community policing and defend not defund law enforcement.