According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Taylor is leaving to spend more time with his family.
“It sounds like a cliche but spending time with family is a thing. They sacrifice enough,” Taylor said.
Taylor will remain involved in politics, and in his role as a ward leader in Philadelphia.
“It’s not the end of my political career. It’s just the end of my elective career,” Taylor told the Inquirer.
Taylor has served in the state House for 17 terms, starting his tenure in 1984.