There is something happening in our community. We're waking up. We're starting to see each other again, and we're starting to care.

Somewhere between raising families, working long hours, and spending too much time on social media, we lost touch and have grown so far apart. Then 2016 happened and it became glaringly obvious, we are divided. But, there is hope.

I have always believed in the innate goodness of regular people. My mother raised me to be kind and to show people that I cared by finding something special in them and doing what I could to bring out their best. She's a natural. No matter how different a stranger may be, always finds common ground. She makes the world a better place. She is my hero.

We are a principled people and it is our principles that will bring us back together. For the last year, three months, and twelve days I've devoted myself to community organizing, working hard to find that common ground with people across the span of the political, social, economic, and cultural spectrum. I've asked people what matters to them, what keeps them up at night, and it all comes down to this. We all just want a better life and a better future for our children. The American dream : life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; the principles that this country was built on.

As an individual, I know that chasing that American dream can sometimes be hard. I know that building a small business, taking care of my health, and looking out for my family takes a lot of work, especially when you feel like the cards are stacked against you. I also know that there is something I can do about it. That's why I've decided to run for office.

I'm a problem solver and a fighter. I'm creative and I work hard. I was born in Flint, grew up in the melting pot of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and moved back to Michigan to graduate high school in the small town of Owosso where my family still lives. In that little town, I was blessed by a community that encouraged my love of art and made me feel like I really mattered to the people who lived there. By time I left Owosso, nearly all of the windows downtown were painted with my designs. The arts council and local scholarship donors invested in my education and sent me with great pride to Kendall College of Art and Design. Ultimately, I settled in the peaceful and beautiful township of Cascade with my husband Jim, where I have lived for thirteen years.

We've shared a careers in photography, fixing up dilapidated houses, and as entrepreneurs in the niche industry of backyard chickens. I came up with an idea to help people keep their beloved but loudly crowing "hens" by creating a simple collar that allows them to still crow but at a volume that does not disturb the neighbors. We manufacture them here in West Michigan and they continue to save the lives of happy, healthy pet roosters all over the world. How's that for the American dream? I tell you, truth is so much stranger than fiction!

In my twenties I developed terrible migraines that became more and more frequent, then chronic, and eventually, a painful daily reality. It's a complicated condition and has taken years to find the treatments that have given me my life back. Thanks to the ACA, my pre-existing condition no longer precludes me from healthcare coverage and I can afford to pay not only my insurance and medical bills, I have been saved from the financial ruin that so many Americans have endured at the hands of our broken healthcare system.


As a legislator I will stand up for the freedom of all people to live healthy lives knowing that the threat of illness and accidents will not bankrupt them, I will defend the quality public schools that make our communities great and protect our home values, and I will work hard to secure a living wage for all of us.

We can only achieve these goals together. By seeing the value in the people around us and building a future that works for all of us, we can finally achieve a better, more united State and set an example for America.

Please join me and invite your neighbors to engage, to make a difference in the lives of people of the 86th District and the State of Michigan!












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    “I support Lauren Taylor because she has a strong, sincere concern for ordinary people who are up against the strongarm tactics of Republicans who are devoid of any empathy, corrupted by the big money of lobbyists who help only those who don’t need the help.”