Black Caucus Member Spotlight: Johnny R. Taylor, Jr.

Johnny R. Taylor, Jr. is collections divisions manager for Durham County Government in North Carolina.

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Johnny R. Taylor, Jr., a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and a Master's degree in Public Administration. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis at Southern University and A&M College.

Previously, he began his career in the banking and finance industry. For the past 20 years, he has been employed by the Durham County Government Tax Administration Office, where he currently serves as Collections Division Manager. In this role, he is responsible for performing professional and supervisory work in the collection of taxes and other revenues, ensuring complete financial balancing on a daily, monthly, and annual basis between the Tax Office and the Finance Department.

Johnny has dedicated himself to serving the public, both in his career and through volunteerism. He is a member of several organizations, including the National Black Child Development Institute, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, the Rites of Passage Program for African American Males, the Durham Business and Professional Chain, and is an esteemed member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He has received recognition for his community service, including the titles of "Man of the Year," "The Marie A. Eubanks Excellence Achievement Award," and the "Inez W. Choates Scholarship."

In his leisure time, Johnny enjoys traveling, listening to music, fine dining, and reading. He is currently engrossed in the book The Family First Entrepreneur by Steve Chou. Johnny is deeply influenced by the legacy of his late mother, Mrs. Paulette M. Taylor, who was known for her strong work ethic and dedication to serving others. He lives by the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!"

Three Questions

What is the current (or most recent) book you are reading?

The Family First Entrepreneur by Steve Chou.

Who is the person that influenced you most in your life?

My late mother, Mrs. Paulette M. Taylor. Her legacy of a strong willingness to work and serve others has had a lasting impact on me.

Favorite personal motto or quote?

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”