Sonoran Living Live honors state Senator Leah Landrum Taylor

PHOENIX - Sonoran Living Live is proud to recognize State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, the first African-American senate minority leader in Arizona history.

Landrum Taylor is an elected State Senator for District 16 .

Senator Landrum Taylor serves on the Education Accountability and Reform, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and the Public Debt and the Public Safety and Human Services Committees.

She has previously served on the House Ways and Means and Environment Committees as well as Adoption and Foster Care, Homelessness, Governor's Brown Cloud Summit, and Federal Mandates committees during interim.

She is an Alumna of American Council of Young Political Leaders, serves on the YMCA Youth Initiatives Board and is the Arizona Caucus chair for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

She is also an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow of Emerging Political Leaders in America and was recently featured on the cover of the Arizona Woman Magazine.

Senator Landrum Taylor attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University through the Fannie Mae Foundation with the focus on affordable housing. Landrum Taylor is well known for championing Foster Care and Adoption issues as well as Kinship Care Legislation.

She is the Chairperson of the Phoenix Chapter Jack and Jill Legislative Committee Leah is also the senior advisor for the Arizona Children's Association.

Senator Landrum Taylor is a third generation native Phoenician, educated at Xavier College Preparatory and Arizona State University where she received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Political Science.

She is happily married to Gregory Taylor, a mechanical engineer specializing in research and planning. They have one son, Greyson and two daughters, Savannah and Lonnie.

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