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Bennie Turner

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Bennie Turner
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Mississippi State Senate District 16
Former officeholder
In office
1994 - November 27, 2012 (death)
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Associate'sMary Holmes College
J.D.University of Mississippi School of Law
Personal
BirthdayAugust 21, 1948
Place of birthWest Point, Mississippi
ProfessionAttorney/Broadcaster
ReligionMethodist
CandidateVerification
Bennie Turner (August 21, 1948 – November 27, 2012) was a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate. He represented the 16th Senatorial District from 1994 until his death.[1]

Biography

Turner earned his A.S. from Mary Holmes College, B.A. from Mississippi State University, and J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. His professional experience included working as an attorney and broadcaster.

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Turner served on these committees:

Election history

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Turner won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 16. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011, and in the general election on November 8, 2011. [2]

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Turner ran unopposed for District 16 of the Mississippi State Senate.[3]

Turner raised $7,200 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent


Bennie Turner (D) 12,967 100%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Turner received $7,870 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

2009

In 2009, Turner collected $2,700 in donations. [6]

His three largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Mississippi Association for Home Care $800
Mississippi State Farm $500
Mississippi Dental Association $400

Personal

Turner left behind his wife, Edna, as well as his daughter, Angela, who won a special election to succeed him.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 16
1994–November 27, 2012
Succeeded by
Angela Turner (D)