Johnnie Turner

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Johnnie Turner
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 85
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLeMoyne Owen College
Master'sUniversity of Memphis
Personal
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Johnnie Turner is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 85. She was selected to replace her late husband Larry Turner in January 2010 and was elected for a full term in November 2010.[1]

Biography

Turner received her B.S. from LeMoyne Owen College and her M.Ed. from the University of Memphis. She has worked as an educator and civil rights advocate.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Turner served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer and Human Resources
Government Operations
Government Operations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Johnnie Turner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Turner was unopposed in the general election. R.S. Ford (D) was removed from the candidate list before the primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Turner ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 85. Turner defeated Eddie Jones in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 85 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohnnie Turner Incumbent 78.6% 5,442
Eddie Jones 21.4% 1,484
Total Votes 6,926

2010

Turner ran for re-election to the 85th District seat in 2010. She defeated Eddie Jones in the August 5 primary.[6] She defeated Republican Edgar A. Babian in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Turner is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Turner raised a total of $67,798 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[8]

Johnnie Turner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 85 Won $26,519
2010 Tennessee State House, District 85 Won $41,279
Grand Total Raised $67,798

2012

Turner won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $26,519.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Johnnie Turner's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Education Association$2,500
Federal Express$1,000
Burroughs, Tyrone$1,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Burroughs, Tyrone$900
Total Raised in 2012$26,519
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Turner won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Turner raised a total of $41,279.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Turner has one child and four grandchildren. She currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 85
2010–present
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