Carollyn Taylor works in the cannabis industry with a background in insurance 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 local Pediatrician, 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 a strong, diverse, woman running for office. And I was going to do my part to be the change I wanted to see.”
Carollyn went on to manage Zimmerman’s congressional campaign. And though her candidate lost, Taylor knew she would continue to work in politics and was a Field Organizer for the FL Panhandle for Senator Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential run.
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.”
While curing ballots in GA, Carollyn witnessed the kind of democracy in action that contributes to the process of free and fair elections.
Heading into her fourth election cycle, Carollyn Taylor is now a candidate running for Florida House District 2.
Carollyn, lives in Pensacola with her spouse Lt. Kate Kasten, USN Retired, golden retriever Liberty Belle, and two cats, Ricky, and Leo.