Taylor previously served as a Policy Advisor to Governor Kim Reynolds and later Senior Advisor to Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. As a Policy Advisor, Taylor served as a liaison to four state agencies under the purview of the executive branch. Taylor worked with the Lt. Governor on rural development policy through the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative and helped craft policy recommendations through the Governor's FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform. Most notably, Taylor served in the Governor’s Office during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, aiding in the state's response. Collins is currently an Adjunct Professor at Iowa Wesleyan University where he teaches classes in economics and business. Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Drake University. Collins also serves as chair of the Southeast Iowa Young Republicans chapter, and attends Harmony Bible Church in Danville with his finance Savannah. Taylor currently resides in Mediapolis, not far from where, in 1951, Taylor’s great grandparents, John McCulley Sr. and his wife, Betty, founded the family business - Oakville Feed & Produce, now known as TriOak Foods.

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