The Pittsford Town Board appointed Bill as the Town Justice Tuesday night.
Taylor will fill a vacancy left by Smith, Jr., who was appointed to the Pittsford Town Board.
Taylor is a former prosecutor and Monroe . He unsuccessfully ran for County District Attorney in 2011, losing to Democrat Sandra Doorley.
The appointment is effective on January 28. If Taylor wishes to keep the Town Justice position, he will have to run in November's election.