‹ Back to List

ISTA treasurer: Candidate statement

The following statement was prepared by the candidate for the office of ISTA Treasurer. The statement has been printed in its entirety, unabridged, as it was received, but limited to 200 words or fewer. ISTA Rules Governing Elections, (III. A., 2., b. and c.) prohibit the use of Association staff and equipment on behalf of any candidate for Association office. The election for the office listed below will be held at the 2017 ISTA Representative Assembly on May 6 in Indianapolis.


I’m running for ISTA Treasurer to ensure that we are good stewards of our members’ hard-earned dues money and improve our financial stability. As part of leadership, I’ll focus on better serving our members and their locals. I commit to listening to your concerns, seeking solutions, standing with you, and speaking out on your behalf.

I’m a teacher in New Albany-Floyd County Schools (NAFCS) with 24-years experience, a career-long ISTA member, and a passionate advocate for educators and public education. My wife of 29 years, Tiffany, and I have two children: Chloe (25) and Will (21), who grew up in NAFCS. Raised in a union household, I learned about advocacy from my parents’ union involvement.

I’ve served as NAFC Education Association president, vice president, building representative, and bargaining team member. While representing NAFCEA’s 500+ members, I’ve learned the leadership and interpersonal skills to advocate, negotiate, and bring resolution to member concerns. As an ISTA Board of Directors and Executive Committee member, I’ve become familiar with how this organization functions and how I can expand my advocacy on the state level.

Most importantly, together we’ll be the voice that public education, educators, and our kids deserve.

Vote Doug Taylor ISTA Treasurer!