Drew Turiano

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Drew Turiano
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Montana, At-Large
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolPleasantville High School
Bachelor'sPace University
Master'sFordham University
Personal
ProfessionReal estate investor and Author
Drew Turiano was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Montana.[1] He was defeated by Ryan Zinke in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014.

Turiano was previously a 2012 Republican candidate for Montana Secretary of State in the 2012 election. He lost to Brad Johnson in the June 5, 2012 primary election.[2]

Biography

Turiano earned a M.A. in political science from Fordham University and is currently a real estate investor in Helena.[3]

A self-described "unapologetic Conservative Republican" and "Tea Party Conservative Republican," Turiano moved to Montana in 2006. He served as Communications Director the U.S. Senate campaign of Mike Lange, after which he wrote a young adult novel called George Buchanan Enters the Wormhole.[4]

Education

  • Pleasantville High School
  • Bachelor's in Political Science, Pace University
  • Master's in Political Science, Fordham University

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014

Turiano ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Montana's At-Large District. Turiano sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Ryan Zinke.

U.S. House, Montana's At-Large District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Zinke 33.3% 43,766
Corey Stapleton 29.3% 38,591
Matt Rosendale 28.8% 37,965
Elsie Arntzen 6.8% 9,011
Drew Turiano 1.7% 2,290
Total Votes 131,623
Source: Montana Secretary of State - Official Primary Results

2012

Initially, Turiano indicated he would run for governor, but in January 2012 he switched to the race for secretary of state.[5] "Running for secretary of state will be a little less hectic and will need less funds to be competitive against my secretary of state opponents than my governor opponents," Turiano explained[5]

See also: Montana secretary of state election, 2012

Turiano lost to Brad Johnson in the Republican primary election held June 5, 2012.[2][6]

Montana Secretary of State Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Johnson 55.1% 66,148
Scott Aspenlieder 22.7% 27,204
Patty Lovaas 15.5% 18,652
Drew Turiano 6.7% 8,074
Total Votes 120,078
Election Results Via:Montana Secretary of State.



Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Turiano's reports.[7]

Drew Turiano (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[8]January 17, 2014$0.00$2,540.00$(1,717.40)$822.60
April Quarterly[9]April 7, 2014$822.60$4,300.00$(4,401.73)$720.87
Running totals
$6,840$(6,119.13)

Personal

Turiano currently resides in Helena, Montana.

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