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Veronica Turner

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Veronica Turner
Maryland House of Delegates, District 26
Former member
In office
2003 - 2015
Date of birthFebruary 7, 1950
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionPresident, Local 63, Service Employees International Union
ReligionMethodist Episcopal
Office website
Veronica Turner (b. February 2, 1970) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 26 from 2003 to 2015. She was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Maryland State Senate.[1]


Turner's professional experience includes working as President of the Service Employees International Union, and Clinical Specialist and Analyst at the Prince George's Hospital Center from 1969 to 1996.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate 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. Incumbent C. Anthony Muse defeated Jerry Mathis, Veronica Turner and Brian Woolfolk in the Democratic primary, while Kelley Howells was unopposed in the Republican primary. Muse defeated Howells in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngC. Anthony Muse Incumbent 89.8% 29,753
     Republican Kelley Howells 10.2% 3,370
Total Votes 33,123

Maryland State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC. Anthony Muse Incumbent 50.7% 7,676
Veronica Turner 33% 5,002
Brian Woodfolk 8.9% 1,351
Jerry Mathis 7.4% 1,116
Total Votes 15,145


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Turner successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. Turner took the first of three seats in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Turner (D) 27,770
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Walker (D) 24,328
Green check mark transparent.png Kris Valderrama (D) 24,141
Holly Henderson (R) 2,916


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Veronica Turner ran for District 26 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Kris Valderrama, Jay Walker, and John Rowe.[4]

Veronica Turner raised $34,619 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Veronica Turner (D) 24,891 34.1%
Kris Valderrama (D) 22,231 30.5%
Jay Walker (D) 22,162 30.4%
John Rowe (R) 3,587 4.9%
Write-Ins 108 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Turner was up for re-election, she collected $40,461 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Veronica Turner's campaign in 2010
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400$3,750
Service Employees Dc & Maryland State Council 54$3,500
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994$2,250
Friends Of Jack Johnson$2,000
Hospital Professional Technical & Service Employees Local 7$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $40,461


In 2006, Veronica Turner collected $34,619 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Vision for 2006 Slate $5,000
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $5,000
Veronica Turner $3,000
Food & Comercial Workers Local 400 $2,500
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $2,250


Turner is a member of the State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[8]

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