Congressman Turner holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio; an MBA from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his election to Congress, Turner was in private practice and corporate law for 17 years and served as Mayor of the City of Dayton between 1994 and 2002.
Congressman Turner has a background of community activism having worked with not-for-profit groups focusing on neighborhood concerns, community development, housing code enforcement, and historical preservation.
First elected to the 108th Congress and sworn in January of 2003, Congressman Turner serves on the Armed Services Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee in 2010 and Chairman of Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in 2013. In January 2015, the Speaker of the House also appointed Congressman Turner to the House Intelligence Committee.
Previously, in the 109th Congress, Congressman Turner served as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census.
Congressman Turner first joined the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2009, serving successively as Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Energy and Environmental Security and of the Defence and Security Committee. In January of 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the US Delegation to the Assembly.
He was elected President of the Assembly in November 2014, serving in that capacity until November 2016. In November 2018, he was elected Chairman of the Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee and Vice-President of the Assembly.
Congressman Turner has two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.
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