Grant Taylor is the 30-year-old brother of Kalamazoo democrat chairman John Taylor and son of David Taylor, who was a county commissioner is Cass County.
Four years ago, he announced a run for state representative in the 61st district after moving into the district one day before the filing deadline. Unfortunately, he forgot the thirty day residency rule. So he ran as a write-in candidate, and spent $100,000 of his own money to get 737 votes in the democrat primary.
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Two years later, he was back, running for Oshtemo Township Treasurer. He lost the general election by a narrow 1.8% margin.
Now he is running for trustee. So what are his qualifications?
There is no evidence that he has ever had a paying job. Four years ago,
He states that he is treasurer of "MAC House charities", an organization that doesn't seem to have any presence online. When asked (see 20:45) about it, he admitted that this is a volunteer positionIn his Gazette survey, he does not list a paying job, and he has no website to provide more information about him, either.
When asked about his education, he states that he "went to college in Chicago". He doesn't say what college he went to. He doesn't say that he graduated college, only that he 'went to' college. He doesn't say what he studied. He has stated that he has "experience in finance and accounting ".How did an unemployed kid get the money to finance his political campaigns?
Grant Taylor, 26, liquidated as well as borrowed against some of his shares in Clarke Power Services Inc. to pay for the donations, said Jeff Parsons, his campaign manager.So basically the money came from his father.
Taylor’s father helped found the Cincinnati-based company.
Grant Taylor wasted $100,000 on a write-in campaign that was certain to fail. If he can't even spend his own money wisely, how can he be trusted with Oshtemo taxpayers' money?
Grant is just a spoiled rich kid trying to but himself a political office.
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