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Mavis Taintor

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Mavis Taintor
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏫 EducationCornell University (B.A.);
New York University (M.B.A);
State University of New York at Buffalo (Ph.D., Political Science)
💼 Occupation
Politician and businessswoman
Co-founder of Callidus Capital Management

Mavis Taintor is an American politician and businessswoman. She is also a 2019 candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 33rd District seat. She ran for the same seat in 2017, but was defeated in the Democratic primary.

Taintor is the co-founder of the $4 billion asset management firm, Callidus Capital Management. She serves on the board of Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic, a national drug rehabilitation organization, and is a founding board member of Save Rural Loudoun.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Taintor holds a BA from Cornell University, an MBA from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.[2]

Taintor spent many years of her career in investment banking, working for major companies, including Citibank, Salomon Smith Barney, and JP Morgan. She is the co-founder and former co-CEO of $4 billion asset management firm, Callidus Capital Management, which was acquired by the Blackstone Group.[3][4]

Taintor also taught as a Head Start teacher, and has lectured at the university level.[5]

For the past decade, Taintor and her husband have owned and operated Bel Mont Farm, a horse farm in Waterford, Virginia.[3]

Legislative priorities[edit]


Taintor has stated that expanding access to healthcare for all Virginians is her first priority. She is particularly driven to increase access to mental health and addiction treatments, having lost a son to drug addiction.[1][6]


Improving rural infrastructure is also a top concern for Taintor. She has stated that rural areas are overlooked when it comes to infrastructure. She wants to expand access to broadband, improve electricity reliability, and address road congestion.[1]


Taintor aims to increase funding for public education. She hoped to provide a living wage to all teachers in order to attract additional talented educators to Virginia.[7]

Gun laws

Taintor supports that red flag laws aimed at preventing suicide, which allow police to confiscate firearms from people who pose a danger to themselves or others.[8]

See also[edit]

  • 2017 Virginia House of Delegates election
  • 2019 Virginia House of Delegates election


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Castiglia, Onofrio (Sep 21, 2018). "Taintor will seek Democratic nomination in 33rd District race". The Winchester Star. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  2. "Mavis Taintor". State Delegate Mavis Taintor. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kashiwagi, Sydney (May 12, 2017). "Former Wall Street Exec. Mavis Taintor gives her campaign $110K". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  4. "GSO / Blackstone Closes on Acquisition of Collateral Management Contracts from Callidus". Blackstone. Apr 1, 2010. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  5. "Mavis Taintor". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  6. Greene, Renss (2019-10-07). "Candidates Face Off in Lucketts". Loudoun Now. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  7. Taintor, Mavis. "33rd District House of Delegates candidate: Mavis Taintor". The Winchester Star. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  8. Szabo, Patrick (2019-10-17). "Loudoun's General Assembly Candidates Talk Equal Rights, Partisanship". Loudoun Now. Retrieved 2019-11-02.

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