Mayor-elect G.T. Bynum, a registered Republican, has named former Mayor Kathy Taylor, a liberal Democrat, as his “chief of economic development.”
Taylor, who was mayor from 2006 to 2009, is a millionaire and won’t take a salary for her new post. She lost a race for mayor to Mayor Dewey Bartlett in 2013. Bynum beat Bartlett this year in a “nonpartisan” race for mayor.
Taylor endorsed Bynum in that election and even appeared in his campaign literature. She donated to Bynum’s campaign.