Greg Taylor 

Graduation Year: 1988
Induction Year: 2015
Indiana State Senator
Economic Development Expert
Business and finance attorney

Gregory G. Taylor, J.D., Marion High School Class of 1988, has had a great impact on our state and beyond as he has served as an Indiana state senator, representing the Indianapolis area since 2008.
With his roots in Marion and his time working as a business and government attorney in Indianapolis, he brought a breadth of knowledge and experience about economic development and job creation to the Indiana Senate floor. He has served on various Senate committees, including Appropriations; Commerce, Economic Development, and Technology; Corrections and Criminal Law; Civil Law; Education and Career Development; Elections; Health and Provider Services; Judiciary; and Local Government. He is a member of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, for which he has served as treasurer, and he has also served as an appointed member of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, as well as the White River State Park Development Commission.
In addition to his state-level roles, he also serves in an appointed leadership role for the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures, serving on the Communications, Financial Services, and Interstate Commerce Committee.
Taylor is senior counsel at Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan in the law firm’s transactional division, where he specializes in municipal finance law. Prior to that, he served in various roles for other law firms, and he worked for the Indiana Department of Commerce, Business Development Division, where he was responsible for the attraction of new industry to the state and the creation of new employment opportunities for the citizens of Indiana.
His professional memberships include the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Indiana State Bar, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He has also earned a Certificate of Appreciation from the mayor of Indianapolis and was named Legislator of the Year in 2009 by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The Autism Society of Indiana also named him Legislator of the Year in 2011. He was endorsed by the Indianapolis Star editorial board during both of his Senate campaigns, in 2008 and 2012.
Taylor has also been involved with AMVETS, The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, the Indiana University Alumni Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Center for Leadership and Development, and the Julian Center. He is also a life member of the NAACP, a member of Solid Word Bible Church, and is on the board of directors of Dove Recovery House.
Taylor was a first-generation college student who earned his bachelor of science and his doctor of jurisprudence degrees from Indiana University in 1992 and 1996, respectively.
He and his wife, Danielle, and their three children live in Indianapolis.

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