Carollyn Taylor is a political organizer with a background in risk management and human resources. She was raised along with her brother and sister in Pensacola, Fla. Her mother is a nurse by trade and stayed at home to raise her children. Carollyn’s father is a Vietnam War veteran father with 20 years of military service and currently works at NAS Pensacola. Growing up in a military family instilled in Carollyn a tremendous patriotism and utmost respect for those who serve. 


Her political career was sparked when she saw Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman, a Filipino-American Democratic, speak at a local Women’s March. Taylor said, “When Dr. Zimmerman announced she was running for Congress in 2018, I was excited because it was the first time I had ever seen someone who looked like me running for office. And I was going to do my part to get her elected.” 


Carollyn went on to manage Zimmerman’s congressional campaign. And though her candidate lost, Taylor knew she would continue to work as a Democrat in politics and so went to work for Senator Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.  


She has since consulted and managed a variety of campaigns and in January 2021, Carollyn volunteered with the Georgia Democrats Voter Protection Team to canvass and cure ballots in the state’s Senate runoff election. One of Carollyn’s favorite quotes comes from her time in Georgia: “We don’t have a hierarchy. We’re too busy on the ground doing the work.” 


Heading into her third election cycle, Carollyn Taylor is now a candidate running for Florida House District 2.  If elected, Taylor will be the first LGBTQ+, AAPI woman to hold this seat.


Carollyn lives in Pensacola with her wife, Lt. Kate Katsen, USN Retired, and their three cats, Lucy, Rickey, and Leo. 

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