First elected in 2004, Representative Janna Taylor quickly rose to become one of the Republican party's most effective workers at controlling government spending and keeping taxes low. In her very first session of the Legislature she was appointed to the prestigious House Appropriations Committee, and rose to become Vice-Chair only one session later.
In 2009, House Republicans needed Janna's experience to help keep taxes low, so they made her Vice Chair of the House Taxation Committee.
In 2011, Janna was elected Speaker Pro Tempore in the Montana House of Representatives for all her hard work in previous sessions.
Currently, Janna is serving as a Majority Whip in the Montana Senate of the 63rd Legislative Assembly.
Janna Taylor lives in Rollins and is a rancher, investor and homemaker. She graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Education.
Janna is a member of the Dayton Presbyterian Church, Lake County Republican Women, and the Women of Rollins Club. She is a Polson Soroptimist, a PEO member and a member of The Kuilix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her volunteer work includes St. Joseph Medical Center, the Polson hoop fest and yearly Church retreats and a is a VFW Auxiliary Trustee.
Janna and her husband, Mike, have been married for 34 years and have two sons and three grandchildren. Her hobbies are reading, hiking, playing bridge, skiing, and hunting.