About Mavis

When Mavis Taintor was a junior in college, her lovely middle-class life blew up. Her father left, and the money for her education disappeared with him. But she didn’t give up. She worked two jobs, created a new plan, and made it happen.

Taintor knows how to shake things up and make things happen. She’s broken the glass ceiling, while pursuing a highly successful career in the financial industry, serving as founder and co-CEO of Callidus Capital Management.

After selling the firm to Blackstone Group, she and her husband of over 50 years, Dr. Zebulon Taintor, shook things up yet again and fulfilled another dream. They purchased a beautiful piece of land outside of Waterford and started a horse farm together.

In addition to her business and farming careers, Mavis also taught as a Head Start teacher, and lectured at the university level. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University. In her home of Loudoun County, she is an active member of the community, and serves on the Board of Directors of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic. With this organization, she helps provide residential services for people suffering from opioid and addiction problems, an issue that holds personal significance to her.

As progressive as Virginia is, we’ve let Republicans and big business keep their hands on the wheel. And Western Loudoun has suffered the consequences.

– Mavis Taintor

When the healthcare system in Virginia failed her son over and over again, resulting in his death from depression and addiction, Mavis Taintor once again made it her mission to make things happen. It was a call to service, and she has answered with dedication.

Because Virginia’s problems go way beyond mental illness services. This district has many challenges to overcome, but its potential is limitless, and Mavis believes that together, we can make it great.