Cleon Turner

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Cleon Turner
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, First Barnstable
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sUniversity of Maine, Orono
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine, Portland
J.D.Suffolk University Law School, 1983
BirthdayDecember 29, 1945
Place of birthBrockton, Massachusetts
Office website
Cleon H. Turner (b. December 29, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the First Barnstable district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Turner has served on the Dennis Board of Assessors, and Dennis Democratic Town Committee.


Turner's professional experience includes working as an attorney with MacNeill and Fitch, and with Sidley, Austin and Naugib; police officer and sergeant in the Dennis Police Department, Director of Basic Police School at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and a police officer in the Yarmouth and Orono Police Departments.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Municipalities and Regional Government Joint
Public Health Joint
Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint
Ways and Means Joint


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


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



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Turner won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives First Barnstable District. Turner was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Turner won re-election to the First Barnstable seat in 2010. He defeated Patrick Foran in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Turner had no primary opposition.

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, First Barnstable District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cleon Turner (D) 11,146
Patrick Yarmouth (R) 8,466


On November 4, 2008, Turner won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the First Barnstable district.[5] In this election he raised $19,605; of that total $19,405 (99.0%) was from in state contributions and $200 (1.0%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - First Barnstable district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cleon Turner (D) 17,878
All Others 69
Blanks 7,300

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Turner received $28,328 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cleon Turner's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Democratic Party$2,670
Dennis Democratic Town Cmte$2,500
Cape & Islands Democratic Council$1,000
Klein, Susan$1,000
Steers, M Leslie$600
Total Raised in 2010 $28,328


Turner raised $19,605 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Dennis Democratic Town Committee $1,000
Robert Koscso $500
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $500
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $500
Susan Klein $500
Cape & Islands Democratic Council $500
Robert Koscso $500
William Regan $500


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Turner has been involved with the Barnstable County Bar Association.

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Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives Barnstable 1
Succeeded by