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Veronica Turner
Current candidacy
Running for Maryland State Senate, District 26
Date of primaryJune 24, 2014
Current office
Maryland House of Delegates District 26
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayFebruary 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 Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002. She is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Maryland State Senate.


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 will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent C. Anthony Muse will face Jerry Mathis, Veronica Turner and Brian Woolfolk in the Democratic primary, while Kelley Howells is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]


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.[2]

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


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.[3]

Veronica Turner raised $34,619 for her campaign.[4]

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.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Veronica Turner collected $34,619 in donations.[6]

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.[7]

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