Rep. Taylor Named Finalist for Democracy Award

Congressional Management Foundation Recognizes Taylor for Outstanding Achievement

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Washington, April 2, 2020 | Anna R. McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation announced Congressman Van Taylor as a finalist for a Democracy Awards.
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WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) as a finalist for a Democracy Awards, CMF’s award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.

Congressman Taylor was selected for outstanding achievement for the category of Transparency and Accountability, which recognizes offices that provide clear and relevant information on their work and publicly acknowledge metrics for that performance.

Congressman Taylor said, "As our nation faces a threat unlike any we have ever experienced in our lifetimes, I am reminded why I chose to serve my community in Congress." He went on, "During these uncertain times I have been incredibly inspired by my constituents who have faced this challenge with courage and compassion. To be able to represent them in Congress is the honor of a lifetime and I will continue to ensure I remain transparent in my work and accountable to those I serve."

“Now, more than ever, we need examples of our government functioning at its highest level. As a finalist in Transparency and Accountability for a Democracy Award, the office of Congressman Van Taylor is clearly one of the best in Congress,” said Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation. “This designation demonstrates that Congressman Taylor has made a significant commitment to being the best public servant for his constituents. Congressman Taylor and staff are to be congratulated for not only being a model for colleagues in Congress, but for helping to restore trust and faith that our democratic institutions can work,” he said.

The Transparency and Accountability category recognizes offices that employ unique or innovative methods to continuously enhance their constituent interactions, and provide clear and relevant information on their work and performance, and publicly acknowledge metrics for that performance. Read more about Congressman Taylor's nomination here.

Background
Twenty-four House and Senate offices were honored as finalists in four categories: Constituent Service; Innovation and Modernization; Transparency and Accountability; and "Life in Congress"-Workplace Environment. Representative and Senate personal offices nominated themselves using an online questionnaire for the four office categories. CMF followed up with offices as necessary to gather documentation and assess the office's adherence to the established criteria. CMF staff selected the finalists based on the information provided by nominees.

A committee comprised primarily of former Members of Congress and former congressional staffers will select the two winners (one Democrat and one Republican) for each of the categories. Winners will be announced in August. An awards ceremony to honor finalists and winners will be held on September 17, 2020, Constitution Day, a national holiday to commemorate the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.
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