Mary Taylor is the first certified public accountant to serve as Ohio's Auditor of State. She previously served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives where she sat on several committees including the House Finance, Ways and Means, and Education Committees. Taylor began her career in public service as a City Councilwoman in Green, Ohio. She and her husband Don have lived in Green for the past 19 years. The Taylor's have two sons, Joe and Michael, ages 15 and 12.
Auditor Taylor obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in taxation from the University of Akron. Taylor began her career in 1990 with Deloitte and Touche, later joining the regional firm of Bober Markey Fedorovich & Company in 1994, where she served as director of the firm's tax department and a senior manager of the employee benefits practice prior to serving in the state legislature.
Taylor is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs, where she formerly served as a Director for the Akron/Canton Chapter and a chair of the Professional Forums Committee. During Taylor's service in the state legislature, she received the Watchdog of the Treasury award and the National Federation of Independent Business 2006 Guardian of Small Business award. Taylor is also a 2003 graduate of the BOWHAY Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) program. In addition, Taylor is a former adjunct professor at Walsh University where she taught accounting courses.
Taylor was sworn into office as Ohio's 31st Auditor of State on January 8th, 2007.