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In 2008 he ran for Mayor of Bangor winning the Republican nomination and going onto fight Henry Hamlin, Lawyer. Taft pulled the victory home with 54% of the votes. His time as mayor was mostly spent on education reform and he was re-elected in 2012 with 57% of the votes against Judge Allan B. Hartley. In 2013 he announced his candidacy for Maine Secretary of State for the 2014 election. He swept the Republican nomination and faced Progressive-Democrat Library Clark Frida Jensen and Gregory won the election with 49% of the votes to Jensen's 46%. In 2018 he ran for the Governorship to succeed his dad and he swept the Republican nomination. He beat Democratic State Senator Ellen Schnaps with 54% of the votes. He has largely been a continuation of his father’s term.
In 2020 he hosted alongside Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the Northern American cup and in the opening act the men faced of in a penalty shootout which Taft won 5-2.