Iowa lawmaker drives tractor to statehouse to honor grandpa

After a 15-hour day at the Iowa State Capitol Tuesday, Rep. Rob Taylor climbed aboard his tractor and made his way through a nearly deserted downtown Des Moines toward home. The Republican from West Des Moines opted to trade in his usual ride for the tractor, just for the day, to honor his grandfather’s 84th [...] Read more »

Taylor: Schools get first bite of pie

House Republicans released their 2016 general fund budget targets, and for the fifth year in a row, we have proposed a budget that spends less than the state will take in. For fiscal year 2016, the state would spend $7,168,144,634. This amounts to a 2.48 percent increase in state spending and spends 99.9 percent of [...] Read more »

State Rep. Rob Taylor will seek reelection, won’t run for Congress or Sec’y of State

State Rep. Rob Taylor will seek reelection to the Iowa House, after thinking long and hard about a run for higher office. Taylor, R-West Des Moines, announced his decision in a statement provided to the Des Moines Register. He said he was encouraged in recent weeks to consider running both for the Congressional seat that [...] Read more »

Rep. Taylor Welcomes Students to Iowa Capitol

Rep. Rob Taylor of Waukee welcomed a couple of students to the statehouse this week. State Reps. Rob Taylor (R-Waukee) and Jake Highfill (R-Johnston) welcomed students Olivia Paschke from Waukee and Emerson Kleis from Grimes to the state capitol Wednesday. The girls were given a tour of the capitol and led the Pledge of Allegiance [...] Read more »

Taylor Ready for Freshman Session

West Des Moines Republican brings experience in business, education to House Rob Taylor will be thinking of his own experiences in small business as he tackles issues at the Statehouse this legislative session. The West Des Moines Republican defeated Democrat Eric Brenneman to represent the newly-created House District 44, which includes portions of West Des [...] Read more »

Yard Signs Are In!

If you live in the Dallas County portion of West Des Moines, Clive or Waukee, you would be a great help to the campaign by requesting a yard sign today! Just fill out the form on our Contact/Volunteer page: and select the yard sign option. Thank you for your support and help towards a November [...] Read more »

Taylor Goes Door Knocking in 100+ Degree Temperatures

It’s 104 degrees and you’re running for office. What do you do? You go door knocking. At least that’s what Rob Taylor did Monday night. Taylor is running for the Iowa House in District 44 against West Des Moines firefighter Eric Brenneman. The district includes the Dallas County portions of Waukee, West Des Moines and [...] Read more »

Pulling off huge cookie walk is team effort

… Among the first-time volunteers were Rob and Dr. Christi Taylor and their four children. “We like to take on service projects as a family and we thought this would be perfect,” Christi explained. “You get to bake cookies, you get to help at the church, and the money goes to a great cause. What could [...] Read more »

Rob Taylor Announces Candidacy for House District 44

Written by the Iowa Republican Dallas County GOP Chairman Rob Taylor hopes to represent District 44 in the Iowa House of Representatives in 2013.  The area will be without an incumbent due to redistricting. Here is the press release issued by Taylor last night: West Des Moines, Iowa – At the Dallas County Republican Party [...] Read more »

Dallas County GOP chairman announces run for the House

By Jason Clayworth – Des Moines Register Rob Taylor, the chairman of the Dallas County Republicans, has announced his candidacy for the Iowa House. Taylor, of West Des Moines, will run in 2012 for House District 44, which has no incumbent due to redistricting that the legislature approved earlier this year. The district includes parts of [...] Read more »