Current Position: US Representative for OH 10th District since 2003
Michael Ray Turner (born 11 January 1960) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 10th congressional district since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Turner’s district, numbered as the 3rd District from 2003 to 2013, is based in Dayton and consists of Montgomery, Greene and Fayette Counties.
Turner served as the president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2014 to 2016.
Source: Government page
Congressman Mike Turner is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio.
His father worked in the manufacturing industry in Dayton for over 40 years, and his mother taught elementary school in the Huber Heights School District. His parents are residents of Greene County. Congressman Turner is the proud father of two daughters, Carolyn and Jessica Turner.
Growing up, Congressman Turner attended Dayton Public Schools and graduated from Belmont High School. He continued his education in Ohio and received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University; an MBA from the University of Dayton; and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western University School of Law.
Congressman Turner practiced law in Dayton for over 17 years and in 1991, he opened his own private legal practice specializing in real estate and corporate law.
Turner served as Mayor of the City of Dayton for eight years. During his tenure, he was a strong proponent of neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction, increased funding for safety forces, economic development and job creation. He created Rehabarama, a private-public partnership to rehabilitate neglected housing in Dayton’s historic neighborhoods, which had significant economic impact on the region and received national awards.
For the 5 years prior to Mayor Turner’s leadership, Dayton did not have a balanced budget. Turner worked across the aisle and balanced the budget for all eight years of his tenure. He also successfully reduced police response time by 40%, added 54 police officers to the force, and established a development fund that awarded over $19 million in grants for housing and job producing projects.
Congressman Turner was first elected to Congress in 2002. In Congress, Turner serves as a subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
In the 109th Congress, Congressman Turner served as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census. During his tenure, he helped save the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Prior to Congressman Turner’s election, there was no advocate for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the important House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Turner filled that void and throughout his time in Congress, Wright-Patt has successfully added approximately 10,000 jobs and remains the largest single-site employer in the state of Ohio.
Congressman Turner currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, where he has jurisdiction over the nation’s nuclear arsenal, the Department of Defense’s intelligence programs, and also over missile defense systems.
Turner formerly served as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee which oversees ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve.
In January of 2011, Turner was appointed Chairman of the US Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly the inter-parliamentary organization of legislators from the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance. In December of 2014, Turner was elected President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He now serves as Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
In January 2015, the Speaker of the House appointed Congressman Turner to the House Intelligence Committee. He is one of only two members of Congress to serve on both the House Intelligence Committee and as a Subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee.
- U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District
2003 to 2013
Ohio Northern University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Dayton
Birth Year: 1960
Place of Birth: Dayton, OH
Religion: Christian: Protestant
Spouse: Lori Turner
Children: Jessica Turner, Carolyn Turner
Washington D.C. Office
2082 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6465
Fax: (202) 225-6754
120 West 3rd St, Ste. 305
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 225-2843
Fax: (937) 225-2752
2020 Republican Primary
|Michael Turner (R)||44,704||86.4%|
|John Anderson (R)||4,110||7.9%|
|Kathi Flanders (R)||2,944||5.7%|
Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2019 – 2020
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Congressman Turner is committed to finding real solutions that address our growing debt while making certain our men and women in uniform have the tools they need to protect our country.
As a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Turner helps find ways to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government spending.
Throughout Congressman Turner’s time in Congress, our community has successfully grown and retained many manufacturing, defense industry and high tech jobs that are important drivers of our local economy as well as industry leaders nation-wide.
Additionally, throughout his time in Congress, Wright-Patt has successfully added approximately 10,000 jobs and remains the largest single-site employer in the state of Ohio and a huge driver of our regional economy.
Energy independence is critical to our economic and national security.
Congressman Turner has long supported an all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy production.
Through bi-partisan legislation, Congressman Turner aims to help strengthen our strategic partnerships with key allies, reduce the trade deficit and boost job growth right here at home by increasing U.S. natural gas exports.
Reforming our health care system is important to helping all Americans access the services they need.
Unfortunately, the harmful effects of the president’s health care law continue to be widespread. Congressman Turner opposes The Affordable Care Act and continues to work to repeal and reform the law. He has authored several bills to repeal the medical device tax and eliminate the employer and individual mandates.
Additionally, Congressman Turner has introduced The Student Job Protection Act that would remove a significant barrier for full-time students working at their colleges and universities and ensure that they are able to keep the jobs and the work hours necessary to help them afford the rising cost of higher education.
Congressman Turner will continue to fight to replace this broken system with real health care solutions that will lead to lower costs and more choices for the American people.
Our immigration system is broken. Securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration is a matter of national security.
We need immigration reform that provides no amnesty for those who have entered our country illegally. The president must work with Congress to promote immigration reform that fully secures the border, keeps our citizens safe, and protects the rights of legal immigrants while not unfairly rewarding those who came here unlawfully.
Five years ago, more than 20,000 Delphi Salaried Retirees lost their futures in a failed government bailout.
Since that time, Congressman Turner has fought to hold the Obama Administration accountable and ensure that the Delphi Salaried Retirees get the answers and full and equitable treatment they deserve.
Social Security and Medicare must fulfill their important promise to America’s seniors.
Our government must find ways to strengthen and preserve these critically important programs so they last for current seniors and future generations.
Congressman Turner is committed to working to find bipartisan solutions to protect our crucial safety net.
Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Congressman Turner has consistently fought to ensure that our former servicemembers have access to safe housing, good jobs, and the healthcare they need when they come home.
Congressman Turner continues to work to help improve the delivery of care at the Dayton VA hospital. He has authored legislation and led numerous community projects to help provide safe and affordable housing for our veterans and to help end veterans’ homelessness.
This year, Congress provided the longest and most generous extension of CHIP in the program’s 20-year history
• In January, after a months-long effort led by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, a six-year extension of CHIP. This was the longest and most generous extension in the program’s 20-year history.
• Specifically, CHIP funding was authorized at $21.5 billion for FY 2018 with gradual increases to $25.9 billion for FY 2022 and FY 2023.
• Further, the reauthorization continues through FY 2019 the enhanced match, a 23-percentage point increase in the federal share of CHIP funding, to states.
• In February, the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) extended CHIP an additional four years for a cumulative ten-year extension. The BBA built upon an already historic extension and solidified Congress’ commitment to the CHIP program with the longest and most generous extension ever of the program.
Ohio’s website – https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1610
By calling the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680, hotline staff can provide general information or offer assistance in filling out the application. The hotline is staffed seven days a week. Families can also find applications at their local office of job & family services.
Families can apply for Healthy Start by downloading and filling out the Combined Programs Application (CPA) – JFS Form #07216.