Southeast Ward: James Taylor, Jr.

  1. Council Member - James Taylor, Jr.
  2. About the Southeast Ward
  3. Meeting Information

James Taylor, Jr.Contact Your Council Member

James Taylor, Jr.

Democrat, Southeast Ward
858 Shalimar Drive 
Winston-Salem, NC 27107 
Phone: 336-757-2110 (Mobile)

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Yolanda G. Taylor

Senior Community Assistance Liaison, Southeast Ward
Phone: 336-734-1256
Alternative Phone: 336-408-8618

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About James Taylor, Jr.

James Taylor, Jr. has been a Council Member since 2009.

Profession / Vocation

  • Partner and Publisher of the Winston-Salem Chronicle Newspaper and For Seniors Only! Magazine, 2017 to Present

Professional & Community Associations

  • Chair of the Public Safety Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Former Member Public Works Committee
  • Member North Carolina League of Municipalities
  • Member North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials
  • Member National League of Cities
  • Member National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Member Emergency Management Advisory Council
  • Member of Triad ABC Board
  • Member of Industries for the Blind Solutions
  • Member of the Downtown Partnership
  • Project E.A.G.L.E. Co-Founder/Mentor (Clemmons Middle Student Mentoring)


  • B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Member of NCCU Football Team
  • Parkland High School, Winston-Salem, NC 1999


  • Native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Married to Deanna Taylor, former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board Member
  • Three children - James III, Jacob, Jada
  • Serves his community through local service projects