Get to Know Sarah Stankorb Taylor

Get to Know 2017 Endorsed Candidate ... Sarah Stankorb Taylor

Name: Sarah Stankorb Taylor
Office you’re seeking: Wyoming City Council
Are you an incumbent? No
Age: 36
Twitter: @sarahstankorb


Why are you running?

My community needs and deserves more transparency from its local leaders, and with my journalistic background, I am trained to ask hard questions and push information out to the public.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?

Transparency is foremost among my issues—no constituent should feel blindsided by her city council’s decisions. But I’m also interested in helping Wyoming grow in smart ways that make our business district competitive with other local cities while, of course, retaining its small-town character. Young families like mine too often take a 15-20 minute drive to grab dinner out or find entertainment for our kids, and I want those dollars instead invested in Wyoming businesses. I also want to see our incredible personal environmental convictions play out in innovative environmental practices on a community level.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I coined the term Xennial for the micro-generation between Gen X and Millennial.

Who is your favorite president? Why?

President Obama. I lived on the Southside of Chicago during his run for senate at a time when politics seemed bleak, but President Obama demonstrated how common sense, honesty and a penchant for hope could also be a part of political life.

What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail? Why?

I’m not exactly going far! Anything my husband cooks.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why?

Gaia from Captain Planet. She empowers the Planeteers to use their power to save the world.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?

MILCK’s [I Can’t Keep] Quiet—I’m always ready to fight when I hear that song.

What was your first paid job?

Kid entrepreneur: my friends and I made little potpourri pouches and sold them around the neighborhood (and made what seemed like a bundle at the time).

How can young dems help in your race?

Teach me. I never planned to run for office, but a variety of factors have motivated me to jump into this race. I think now is the time for a new generation of leadership in my community, and I’m driven to represent the best of Wyoming’s aspirations for the future.