About Jim Taylor

Three generations of Taylors in Matthews My wife Joselyn and I are long time residents of Matthews. We have been married for 19 years and have two wonderful children, Breanna and Brandon who attend CMS schools. Joselyn is a Registered Dental Hygienist and works part-time for dentists in the Matthews area. She is also an avid sports competitor having completed four triathlons. In addition to my immediate family, I am happy to have Joselyn's parents and my parents living in Matthews.

Professional contribution to Matthews Matthews receives great benefit from my professional financial experience. My financial background enables me to provide Matthews with the fiscal guidance required to avoid reckless expenditures to keep property tax rates low and quality town services high. After graduating from University of South Florida in Tampa, I began my financial experience with Bank of America as Vice President of Finance. I currently work for Wachovia as Vice President and Finance Manager within the Commercial Banking Group.

Wachovia Bank is proud of my service to Matthews during the past 15 years, and like Wachovia, Wells Fargo continues to be supportive in my candidacy for Mayor.

15 Years of Experience for Citizens and Businesses of Matthews
Leadership in Matthews:
10 years on Town Council
Current Mayor Pro-Tem
Co-Chair Matthews Historical Task Force
Board of Directors Matthews Fire Department
Past Board of Director Matthews HELP Center
Matthews Alternate Representative on MUMPO
Working with Transit Authority and CATS
Advocate for Matthews' students at CMS
Town Committees:
Redevelopment of Matthews Station Street area
Advocate for the Levine Senior Center
Promoted Downtown beautification efforts
Advocate for pedestrian friendly Downtown
Library/Town Hall and Matthews Station
New Police & Public Works facilities
Community Center revitalization
Expansion and upgrade of Matthews Fire Department
Renovation of the Matthews Police Department
Renovation of the Crews Recreation Center
Construction of the Matthews Public Works Facility