Mary Elizabeth Taylor Biography – Mary Elizabeth Taylor Wiki
Mary Elizabeth Taylor is an American political aide who served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs from October 12, 2018, to June 18, 2020.
She previously served as senior advisor in the Office of the Counselor. From 2017 to 2018, Taylor was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House.
Prior to that, she served in the office of United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, working on the Senate floor as the Senior Cloakroom Assistant and acting as a liaison between the majority and minority leadership to negotiate agreements on legislative and executive matters.
Taylor also provided Members of Congress with parliamentary advice and counsel on floor strategy during consideration of pending legislative matters.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Resignation Letter
Taylor resigned from her post as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs on June 18, 2020, in protest of the handling of the Black Lives Matter protests by President Donald Trump.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Resignation Letter reads: “Dear Mr. Secretary, Serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs for nearly two years has been a tremendous honor. Serving as the nation’s first Black woman to hold this position has made this experience even more meaningful.
“Since joining the Administration in January 201751 have strived to facilitate constructive dialogue between the Legislative and Executive Branches —two institutions I revere. Though it rarely makes the headlines, I am proud of the work I have done.
“I am deeply grateful to you, Mr. Secretary, for empowering me to lead this team and strategically advise you over these last two years. You have shown grace and respect in listening to my opinions, and your remarkable leadership has made me a better leader and team member. I appreciate that you understand my strong loyalty to my personal convictions and values, particularly in light of recent events.
“Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character. The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions. I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.
“I am honored to have served, and wish you and the entire Department the very best. [singed] Mary Elizabeth Taylor.”
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Age
Mary Elizabeth Taylor was born in 1990. She is 30 years old.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Parents
Mary Elizabeth Taylor’s parents are Kristin Clark Taylor and Lonnie Paul Taylor. Her mother, Kristin Clark, served as the White House’s director of media relations under President George H.W. Bush and was the first black woman to hold that job.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Family
Mary Elizabeth Taylor is the daughter of Kristin Clark Taylor and Lonnie Paul Taylor. She has a sibling, Lonnie Paul II. She is the granddaughter of James W. and Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Clark.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Salary
Mary Elizabeth Taylor’s salary was $115,000.00 per annum as the Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs as at June 29, 2018. She received $94,000 per annum as the deputy Director of Nominations.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor Husband
Mary Elizabeth Taylor’s husband is unclear.