Van Taylor

Van Taylor

Full Name: Nicholas Van Taylor

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 8, 2019 84th   85th   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin, Dallas
H 66 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 66 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin
H 66 Apr 20, 2010 - Jan 11, 2011 81st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Plano / Collin   Collin

(1) "Taylor to Fill Term for McCall," 4/20/2010. Dallas Morning News.
(2) Proclamation, 4/2/2010, Ordering special election in House District 66 on 5/8/2010 to serve unexpired term of Brian McCall. Governor Rick Perry.
(3) Van Taylor sworn 4/20/2010. Oaths of Office.
(4) Van Taylor elected Republican nominee for House District 66 in 3/2/2010 primary and runoff 4/12/2010; no Democratic opposition in 2010 general election. Taylor declared elected and sworn 4/20/2010, succeeded Brian McCall, resigned 4/2/2010. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-2019.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps, Captain. Biographical sketch, Current Senators with Military Service, 85th Legislature: "As a Marine Officer and paratrooper, Captain Taylor volunteered for duty as a platoon commander with the Marine Corps' C Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion. He deployed to Iraq where he fought with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. Taylor led the first platoon into Iraq for his brigade and led a mission that rescued 31 wounded Marines during the pitched Battle of An Nasiriyah. For his service in Iraq, the Marine Corps awarded Captain Taylor the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" for valor." Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
  • United States Marine Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.


  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 85th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 84th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 83rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Van Taylor, 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

85th R.S. - 2017
Government Reform, Select  
Health and Human Services  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Natural Resources and Economic Development  
Property Tax Reform, Select  
84th R.S. - 2015
Health and Human Services  
Nominations (Vice Chair) 
Property Tax Reform and Relief, Select  
83rd R.S. - 2013
Government Efficiency and Reform  
82nd R.S. - 2011
Defense and Veterans' Affairs  
Human Services  
81st R.S. - 2009
Culture, Recreation, and Tourism  
Higher Education  

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