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Taylor lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.)

  • District: 4th District, Southeast -- Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg
  • Residence: Bay St. Louis
  • Born: September 17, 1953; New Orleans, La.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Margaret Taylor; three children
  • Education: Tulane U., B.A. 1976 (history & political science); U. of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park, attended 1978-80 (business & economics)
  • Military Service: Coast Guard Reserve 1971-84
  • Political Highlights: Bay St. Louis City Council, 1981-83; Miss. Senate, 1983-89; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1988; U.S. House, 1989-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1989 (10th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Seapower & Expeditionary Forces - Chairman); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 4th District, Southeast -- Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Steven Palazzo (R) 105,613 51.9%
Gene Taylor (D) 95,243 46.8%
Kenneth Hampton (LIBERT) 1,741 0.9%
Anna Revies (REF) 787 0.4%
2008 general Gene Taylor (D) 216,542 74.5%
John McCay (R) 73,977 25.5%
2006 general Gene Taylor (D) 110,996 79.8%
Randy McDonnell (R) 28,117 20.2%
2004 general Gene Taylor (D) 179,979 64.2%
Michael Lott (R) 96,740 34.5%
Tracella O'Hara Hill (REF) 3,663 1.3%
2002 general Gene Taylor (D) 121,742 75.2%
Karl Mertz (R) 34,373 21.2%
Wayne Parker (LIBERT) 3,311 2%
Thomas Huffmaster (REF) 2,442 1.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 32% John McCain: 67%
2004 John Kerry: 31% George W. Bush: 68%
2000 Al Gore: 34% George W. Bush: 64%

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