Michael Turner

Michael Turner


Current Position: US Representative
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Representative

Congressman Mike Turner is a lifelong resident of Southwest 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.


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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.


Work Experience

  • U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District
    2003 to 2013


  • B.A.
    Ohio Northern University
  • J.D.
    Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A.
    University of Dayton


Birth Year: 1960
Place of Birth: Dayton, OH
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
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

Dayton Office
120 West 3rd St, Ste. 305
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 225-2843
Fax: (937) 225-2752


Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


Recent Elections

2020 Republican Primary

Michael Turner (R)44,70486.4%
John Anderson (R)4,1107.9%
Kathi Flanders (R)2,9445.7%

Source: Ballotpedia


Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2019 – 2020

LAST REPORT: 04/08/2020
Cash on hand:

Source: Open Secrets



House Committee on Armed Services
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence


Strategic Forces
Strategic Forces
Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov



Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Responsibility

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.


Jobs & Economy

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.

Health Care

Health Care

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.

Social Security

Delphi Salaried Retirees

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

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.


Veterans Affairs

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.


News Posts

TURNER and Davis Introduce Bill to Prevent Sexual Assault in the Military
Government page – May 28, 2020

Today, Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH-10) and Susan Davis (D-CA-53) introduced the Military Justice Oversight and Refinement Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill which aims to improve the military justice system.

“As co-chair of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, over the past decade I have fought to improve the justice system in our military for victims of sexual assault,” said Turner. “We have implemented radical and necessary changes in the past decade to prevent military sexual assault, and this year’s bill provides additional oversight so Congress can better evaluate how those provisions are working in action and what steps need to be taken to improve the system further. This bill outlines provisions aimed at increasing oversight, protecting victims, and standardizing sexual assault data sharing across the Armed Services. Under this legislation, the military justice system will have increased monitoring by required in-person oversight briefings. This bill also addresses military sexual assault prevention by standardizing sexual offense data collection definitions across military branches, and by creating policies separating the victim from the accused at our military service academies.”

“It is critical that Congress is able provide direct oversight of the strong provisions to end sexual assault put in place and to understand what policies are working and where we need to do better,” said Davis. “As a former chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, I worked in a bipartisan fashion to bring about the many reforms and protections for survivors currently in place. We need to be sure they are working as intended. Our servicemembers deserve a safe working environment based on a culture of mutual respect and a system that promotes swift justice and supports survivors. This bill will help us achieve that goal.”

The bill addresses the following issues:

  1. Required Briefings on the Effectiveness of Military Justice Reform – In 2019, there was an overhaul to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This bill will require the Judge Advocates General of each Armed Service to report to congressional defense committees how effective the overhaul has been for their respective branches and provide recommendations for further improvement of the military justice system.
  2. Required Briefings on Special Victims Counsel Program – This bill requires Judge Advocates General of each Armed Service to brief congressional defense committees on the services’ progress in establishing the Special Victims Counsel Program. Such briefings will address any staffing needs/shortfalls to meet demand for counsels and the feasibility of expanding the program further.
  3. Separation Policies for Victims and Accused – Last year, we put into law provisions that allow alleged victims of sexual assault to transfer between military service academies to complete their degree. Under this legislation, military academies are required to develop separation policies under which an alleged victim and the accused minimize interaction, should the alleged victim choose to not transfer.
  4. Standardization of Sexual Offense Definitions – This provision standardizes definitions across all of the Armed Services when reporting data related to instances of sexual offenses.
  5. Guardian Ad Litem Program – This bill also includes provisions that will require armed services branches to assess whether or not they can establish a guardian ad litem program for military dependents living outside the U.S.

Read the Military Justice Oversight and Refinement Act of 2020 here.



Other Videos

WATCH: Rep. Michael Turner’s full questioning of George Kent and Bill Taylor
PBS NewsHour
Published on November 13, 2019
By: PBS NewsHour

Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, said it was “amazing” that the first people testifying in the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were two people who have never had contact with the president himself. George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov.13. The probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Both Kent and Taylor testified to lawmakers in October behind closed doors. When asked whether Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine who was mentioned in the whistleblower complaint, committed perjury in his testimony to the committee, both said he did not.


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