Veteran Tallapoosa County District Judge Kim Taylor announced today his resignation from the Tallapoosa County Democratic Party and his joining of the Tallapoosa County Republican Party at their meeting yesterday evening.
“I am changing my party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, effective immediately” said Judge Taylor. “The Republican Party is the party that is more aligned with my conservative core values and I am honored to join this party.”
Tallapoosa County GOP Chair Lee Hamilton welcomed Judge Taylor into the Republican Party, highlighting his experience on the bench. “Judge Taylor has been an exceptional, conservative jurist for many years and the Republican Party is honored to have him on our team,” said Hamilton.
“We are excited to have Judge Taylor in the Grand Old Party,” Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said. “He is an outstanding jurist and will feel right at home in the ALGOP. We welcome all who share our values and are proud that 65% of all partisan elected officials in Alabama are Republicans.”
Judge Taylor was the last remaining Democrat elected countywide, solely by Tallapoosa County voters. At one time every Tallapoosa County office holder was an elected Democrat. Republicans now hold every non-multicounty countywide elected position, a majority on the county commission, as well as House District 81 state representative and Senate District 27 senator.