Julian Taylor / campaign photo via Facebook

A Democratic candidate for county commissioner has a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) against him, filed last year by the mother of one of his children.

According to court records reviewed by BeaverCountian.com, the woman alleges that Julian Robert Taylor, 29 of Center Twp., was “continuously calling and texting” her because she is in a new relationship. The woman also alleges that Taylor had been showing up to her parents’ house looking for her, threatened to “expose pictures” of her, and had been harassing her through Facebook messenger.

Records filed with the Beaver County Bureau of Elections show Taylor opened his campaign committee for county commissioner on Dec. 24.

“I fear he will try to hurt me since I am no longer with him,” wrote the woman, who is not being identifying by name due to the nature of the allegations.

During a kickoff speech given to campaign supporters on Feb. 22, Taylor said he returned from service in the military on Aug. 27 last year — approximately two weeks before the PFA was filed against him.

Judge Deborah Lancos DeCostro granted a temporary PFA against Taylor on Sept. 11, ordering him “not to abuse, harass, stalk or threaten” the woman or have any contact with her.

Taylor told BeaverCountian.com he had filed for joint custody of his son on Sept. 4, and alleges the PFA was a retaliatory response to prevent him from seeing his child.

“I have nothing to hide about it. I’m not going to lie you,” Taylor said. “That was her way to keep him.”

Taylor pointed out that the PFA complaint against him does not contain allegations of physical abuse.

“It was just us arguing.”

During a hearing date on Oct. 5, Judge Kim Tesla extended the temporary PFA for six months, amending it to allow written communications specifically involving their child. Tesla scheduled a hearing date for a permanent PFA on April 5.

Taylor said he did not contest the temporary PFA.

“They said you can sign this consent and just not talk to each other,” Taylor said. “I wasn’t going to mess with it so I just went ahead and signed it.”

The order states the parties have agreed to dismiss the matter in six months if Taylor does not violate provisions of the PFA in the interim. Taylor made no admission of guilt as part of the stipulated agreement.

A certified copy of the order was provided to the Center Township, Beaver Falls, Aliquippa, and Hopewell police departments.

Taylor has a second child with another woman, and notes there have been no allegations involving her.

During his Feb. 22 campaign speech, Taylor talked about being raised without a father and joining the military, recognized Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker for his “selfless” service to the community, lambasted county employees for not doing their jobs, and echoed speeches by former President Barack Obama.

“I’m only one person,” Taylor said. “I’m one person that I work every day, the only probably one that works every day. I have two children. I go to Robert Morris to get my masters, and I actually have a life. … I’m not up here to run for fame, or glory, or anything like that. I’m really not.”

Addressing the potential political ramifications of the PFA he has against him, Taylor said he was unsure how it will affect his candidacy.

“Is this one of those things that’s going to tank my campaign before it starts?”

Candidates are currently collecting signatures for their nominating petitions which are due to be filed March 12.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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LetsBeHonest
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LetsBeHonest

Here is another example of the media treating black people and white people differently. Gerald Benyo has several pictures on this website grinning ear-to-ear, in a suit, looking like a respectful white guy even though he beat his wife to the point where he is facing felony charger whereas the photo for this article basically looks like a mugshot. In fact, I looked at the campaign Facebook account and the cover photo is him in a suit. I had to go into his photos and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the photo that was used here and it was the least flattering one. I am not discounting the fact that a PFA is no joking matter but it’s obvious that there is a reason why this photo was used. Way not to be unbiased John Paul.

The Courthouse Janitor
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The Courthouse Janitor

“He beat his wife to the point…..”. You mean the white trash he is divorcing because of her lying, drug induced daily activities? Oh yeah, she’s a GREAT witness! She spends more time looking for her next fix than she ever did for her kid or hubby, Benyo! I NEVER even thought about color or race until YOU brought it up! Unreal!

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Gerald Benyo is a respectful gentleman and there is no proof he did anything to anyone.

gringo
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gringo

Here we go again Q, please get off of your knees

Marsha moore
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Marsha moore

Julian Taylor is the first person of color I’ve seen to run for county government. Have there ever been others? Is there a POC in county government? I disagree with his description of Mayor Walker, tho.

GIVE ME A BREAK
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GIVE ME A BREAK

Julians supporters are gonna have a rough time getting people to think JPs racist

Skeeter Hill
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Skeeter Hill

I would not question this man’s right to run for office. Nor would I care if he appeared in a suit, work overalls, or a campaign t-shirt. But given that he just left the military last August, the question I would want answered is how well is he informed of the issues that matter to Beaver County voters and tax payers. After all, we already have plenty of elected officials who don’t seem to know how to govern wisely.

SpeakTheTruthToo
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SpeakTheTruthToo

“recognized Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker for his “selfless” service to the community”

This statement right here makes your point.

Nobama
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Nobama

Not to mention that other feckless useless fuck…B-Rack Nobama!

Wise Owl
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Wise Owl

Will the campaign take him away from the “baby producing” assembly line.

Republican
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Republican

Hire that man excellent choice