Jerry Turner

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Jerry Turner
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 18
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jerry R. Turner (b. November 16, 1941) is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.


Turner's professional experience includes working as a businessman in supermarkets and agricultural and construction equipment.[1]

Committee assignments


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments,
Banking and Financial Services
Transportation, Vice Chair
Ways and Means

Note: Turner also served as chair on the Select Committee on Select Committee on Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency.


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Banking and Financial Services
Conservation and Water Resources
Public Property
Ways and Means



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Turner won re-election to District 18 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[2][3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Turner was re-elected in District 18, defeating Democratic challenger Lawrence Deas.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 18 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Turner (R) 4,274
Lawrence Deas (D) 2,470

Campaign donors


In 2011, Turner received $15,400 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Turner's campaign in 2011
Farmers & Merchants Bank$1,000
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$1,000
American Legislative Exchange Council$1,000
Advance America Cash Advance$1,000
Rimes & Stone Construction Co$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $15,400
Total Votes received in 2011 6,497
Cost of each vote received $2.37


In 2007, Turner collected $105,121 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Republican Party $9,000
Hancock, Larry $5,000
Mississippi Medical Association $5,000
Mississippi House Republican Conference $4,000
Home Builders Association of Mississippi $3,500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[7]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]


Turner has been a member of Baldwyn Development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Development Foundation, and the Mississippi Cattleman's Association.[1]

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Mississippi House of Representatives District 18
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