“Our collective goal is the safety of our neighbors, friends and families,” Taylor said. “Together, we can minimize the spread of the virus and have a much better 2021. I ask that each of you please continue wearing your masks, washing your hands and practicing social distancing.”
Taylor is expected to take office as Gwinnett County sheriff on Jan. 1. Sheriff Butch Conway, a Republican who has held the position for more than two decades, did not seek re-election this year. Taylor, a Democrat, defeated Chief Deputy Lou Solis, a Republican who works closely with Conway, in the November election. Taylor will be Gwinnett County’s first Black sheriff, and the first Democrat to win the seat since 1984.