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)
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMary Holmes College
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
J.D.University of Mississippi School of Law
Date of birthAugust 21, 1948
Place of birthWest Point, Mississippi
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]


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


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

Election history


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]


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


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

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bennie Turner's campaign in 2011
State Farm$1,500
Abbott Laboratories$1,150
M D PAC$1,000
Turner, Bennie L$1,000
Turner & Associates$750
Total Raised in 2011 $7,870
Total Votes received in 2011 13,495
Cost of each vote received $0.58


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


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