Taylor graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School. He earned a degree from Jefferson State Community College in 1980 and attended classes at UAB between 1980 and 1984. He was elected to the Trussville City Council in 1996.
In 2010, Taylor qualified as one of five candidates in the Republican primary to fill the Jefferson County Commission District 4 seat left open when four-term incumbent and Commission President Bettye Fine Collins decided not to run for re-election.
- Gray, Jeremy (May 20, 2010) "Campaign 2010: Jefferson County Commission District 4 candidates say they would negotiate on sewer debt." Birmingham News
- Wayne Taylor campaign website