Meet Van

Family Man. Businessman.
United States Marine.

Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of three young girls: Laura, Helen, and Susie. The Taylor’s home in Plano is just miles from the land Van’s great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression, but they spend much of their time cheering on their girls on the soccer fields and volleyball courts.

Van graduated from Harvard and earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. After business school, Van joined Churchill Capital Company, a firm focused on real estate finance. He also served as Vice Chairman of Texas Gulf Bancshares, leading one of the most financially sound banks in Texas.

After graduating from college, Van volunteered to serve his county and received a commission in the United States Marine Corps. He then joined the Marine Corps Reserves to continue serving his country while earning his MBA.

On September 11, 2001, Van was serving his final day at the 4th Civil Affairs Group at the Anacostia Naval Annex. He was supposed to have lunch at the Pentagon that day, but instead watched smoke rise from across the Potomac River as the Pentagon burned from the 9-11 terrorist attack.

Van swore that fateful day to continue to serve and make a difference. Two years later, he deployed to Iraq where he fought with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company.

While deployed, Van led the first platoon into Iraq for his brigade and a mission that rescued 31 wounded Marines during the pitched Battle of An Nasiriyah. For his service in Iraq, the Marine Corps awarded Captain Taylor the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor.

Bipartisan Problem Solver.

Van Taylor is dedicated to a commonsense, respectful approach to government that focuses on solving problems – not scoring political points.

For too long, politicians in Washington have fought to advance their own partisan politics rather than serving the people they were sent to represent. Nationally recognized for accessibility, Van believes the best legislative ideas come for the people he serves. That is why he has always maintained a 100% meeting policy with constituents.

Van knows Washington is broken but he also knows he can fix it with a little bit of Texas ingenuity and problem-solving. In Congress, every bill Van has introduced has been supported by an elected official across the aisle and nearly 90% of the legislation he has cosponsored has been supported by both Republicans and Democrats.

✅ Worked with Collin County nonprofit organizations and local survivors, Van Taylor successfully passed sweeping protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the Texas House of Representatives
✅ Authored and passed legislation that revoked state taxpayer-funded pensions for criminal elected officials and educators convicted of crimes against children.
✅ Implemented state legislation to make it easier for our military men and women to vote while serving overseas.
✅ Successfully passed his “Truth in Taxation” rule forcing Texas politicians to disclose any attempts to raise taxes or fees.
✅ Van Taylor worked across the aisle to get legislation signed into law to help prevent children from being forced into marriage without their consent
✅ After listening to a concerned mother Van Taylor introduced and passed legislation to provide certainty to parents when traveling with breast milk, baby formula, and nursing products.
✅ Helped create a bipartisan caucus made up of Veterans in Congress who served in the War on Terror which passed legislation to eliminate unintended tax burdens on Gold Star Families
✅ Fought to pass several significant legislative packages to provide historic relief for families, workers, and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also addressing the healthcare infrastructure and testing concerns facing our nation

Van Taylor Delivered When
Collin County Needed It Most.

Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, Van Taylor has worked around the clock to provide extraordinary relief for the Collin County families, workers, and small businesses impacted by this pandemic while fighting to improve our nation’s medical response to the virus.

✅ Van Taylor helped hundreds of residents struggling financially obtain needed unemployment benefits, collect Economic Impact Payments, and secure Paycheck Protection Program funding to help them keep their small businesses open and keep paying their employees.
✅ He worked around the clock to help constituents locate testing sites and bring home American citizens who were stuck abroad.
✅ In conjunction with local experts, Van hosted countless webinars and telephone town halls, sharing important information as it becomes available.
✅ Van Taylor fought to provide funding and resources to hospitals, secure personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and essential workers, provide free COVID-19 testing to Americans, and invest in medical research to quickly develop treatments and vaccines.
✅ Together with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels, Van worked to streamline and improve government response to the pandemic throughout Collin County
✅ As part of a bipartisan group of Members, Van Taylor is working with Republicans and Democrats to create a National Commission to ensure our country is better prepared and well equipped to handle future health emergencies.

While this pandemic is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes, Van knows individuals and families across North Texas have faced too many sleepless nights worried about their future. Van will continue working to establish policies to help our country be better prepared for future national emergencies while delivering dire support those in need at this very moment.