Frank Turner

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Frank Turner
Maryland House of Delegates District 13
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina College, Durham, 1968
J.D.North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law, 1973
BirthdayJuly 6, 1947
Place of birthMount Pleasant, New York
Office website
Frank S. Turner (b. July 6, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Turner's professional experience includes working as a Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Judge in the Howard County Orphans' Court, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Legal Environment at Morgan State University, and Administrative Aide to former North Carolina Governor Dan K. Moore.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Turner served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Finance Resources, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Vice Chair's
  • Ways & Means


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Turner served on these committees:

  • Ways & Means
    • Subcommittee on Finance Resources (Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Vice Chair's



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Vanessa Atterbeary and incumbents Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner defeated Fred Eiland and Nayab Siddiqui in the Democratic primary, while Danny Eaton, Jimmy Williams and Chris Yates were unopposed in the Republican primary. Atterbeary, Pendergrass and Turner defeated Eaton, Williams and Yates in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Atterbeary 27.3% 7,399
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Pendergrass Incumbent 27.1% 7,364
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Turner Incumbent 25.6% 6,941
Nayab Siddiqui 15.5% 4,204
Fred Eiland 4.5% 1,225
Total Votes 27,133


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Turner won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He came in third to secure the last of three seats up in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Guy Guzzone (D) 27,140
Green check mark transparent.png Shane Pendergrass (D) 25,894
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Turner (D) 24,823
Ed Priola (R) 16,255
Loretta Gaffney (R) 14,844
Jeff Robinson (R) 14,680


On November 7, 2006, Frank Turner ran for District 13 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Guy Guzzone and Shane Pendergrass but beating Mary Beth Tung, Rick Bowers, and Loretta Gaffney .[4]

Frank Turner raised $50,525 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 13
Candidates Votes Percent
Guy Guzzone (D) 26,891 22.3%
Shane Pendergrass (D) 26,633 22.1%
Frank Turner (D) 24,437 20.3%
Mary Beth Tung (R) 15,216 12.6%
Rick Bowers (R) 13,665 11.4%
Loretta Gaffney (R) 13,466 11.2%
Write-Ins 84 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Turner was up for re-election, he collected $30,024 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Turner's campaign in 2010
Griffin, Randall M$1,000
Service Employees Dc & Maryland State Council 54$1,000
Scientific Systems & Software International Corp$1,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Apple Ford$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $30,024


In 2006, Frank Turner collected $50,525 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
Randall Griffin $1,250
Norman Thomas Insurance Agency $1,250
Apple Ford $1,000
Dynis LLC $1,000


Turner is Chair of the Howard County Delegation, and a member of the American Business Law Association, State Planning Committee for Higher Education, and Maryland Green Caucus.[8]

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