Mark Taylor named CEO of the family business

The Fred Taylor Company announced today that Mark Taylor, son of the founder and 2006 Democratic candidate for governor, has been named CEO of the Albany, Ga., trucking firm and its various subsidiaries.

Mark Taylor, the former lieutenant governor, will also assume the role of vice-chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Jack Zolomy, a 42-year veteran of the Fred Taylor Company,
will continue as president, and Fred Taylor will continue as a voting member of the board, with the title of chairman.

Fred Taylor has been a quiet but powerful in south Georgia politics. He was strong backer of Gov. George Busbee, who in turn became a mentor for Mark Taylor, who served five terms in the state Senate beginning in 1988. He served two terms as lieutenant governor.

Fred Taylor said his son’s appointment as CEO “shows that our family will continue to have a strong interest in and commitment to Fred Taylor Company.”

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12 comments Add your comment

Bill White

October 7th, 2009
7:17 pm

This insures that this large man with small, radical ideas won’t return to GA state gov’t. This is proof positive that the Lord Almighty is watching over us. Amen.

Republican Gut Check

October 7th, 2009
9:45 pm

Wonder if Mark Taylor needs a personal driver or someone that can write press releases. When people start looking at John Oxendine and all of his baggage, he will meet the same fate as Taylor. I just hope Republicans take him out before Barnes wipes the floor with Ox in the general election.

Republican Gut Check

October 7th, 2009
10:31 pm

If he decides to run for something again, I’ll bet Senator Lee Hawkins will be an early contributor. Lee likes Cleland, Barnes and I’ll assume Taylor.

Lee Hawkins = The Democrats Last Great Hope in North Georgia.

Flowery Branch GOPMan

October 7th, 2009
10:46 pm

If Lee likes this guy, I don’t like Lee…sorry Mr. Jones, nice try to spin this…Lee is a RINO at best, a plant of the DCCC more likely.

By the way, didn’t you run that race against our Lt. Governor?


October 7th, 2009
10:50 pm

Ralph Reed was the only Christian candidate in that race. Josh Jones did a great job and unfortunately he and Ralph came up short.


October 7th, 2009
11:16 pm

Mark is a great guy. When he was in the Senate and I was
a lobbyist, he’d always listen to me. If he couldnt’ support my clients’ positions, he told me why. I found him to be a straight shooter — just like his dad. The
Taylors are a fine family.


October 7th, 2009
11:54 pm

I wonder if Mark will hire his DUI voluntary manslaughter son to drive for the company?


October 7th, 2009
11:58 pm

Mark Taylor fought for local Gov.,public education,public safety.This is the thanks he gets for standing up for what is right.look at what you have now!

Aaron Burr V. Mexico (the original)

October 8th, 2009
7:20 am

Marrk Taylor is a crook and liar. Just like his father.

Aaron Burr V. Mexico (the original)

October 8th, 2009
7:51 am

Fred taylor’s house was cocaine party central just like 12years ago. Many a nite did the big host cocaine induced parties from his father’s Old Dawson Road mansion. Mark Taylor was one of the first John Edwards supporters… I think that says it all.


October 10th, 2009
5:21 pm

Good riddance.


October 13th, 2009
1:57 pm

Mark Taylor is a decent man who had enough fortitude to place his private life in the public arena in an effort to contribute positive change for our backward good ‘ol boy state. How many of us could withstand the scrutiny? Thank you for your service Governor.