Difference between revisions of "Bob Turner"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Personal: add news feed)
m (Text replace - "U.S. Senate" to "U.S. Senate")
(24 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Polinfobox
 
{{Polinfobox
 +
|Project = Congress
 
|Name = Bob Turner
 
|Name = Bob Turner
 
|Profile picture = Bob_Turner.jpg‎
 
|Profile picture = Bob_Turner.jpg‎
 
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 9
 
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 9
|Status = Incumbent
+
|Status = Former member
|Tenure = September 13, 2011-Present
+
|Tenure = September 13, 2011-January 3, 2013
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
+
|Term ends =  
|Assumed office = 2011
+
|Assumed office =  
|Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
+
|Political party = Republican
 
|Leadership =  
 
|Leadership =  
 
|Years leadership =
 
|Years leadership =
Line 18: Line 19:
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary = $174,000
+
|Base salary =  
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = September 13, 2011
+
|Last election = November 6, 2012
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = September 13, 2011
 
|First elected = September 13, 2011
|Term limits =
+
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = November 6, 2012
+
|Next election =  
 
|Prior office =  
 
|Prior office =  
 
|Prior office years =  
 
|Prior office years =  
Line 49: Line 50:
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Place of birth = New York, New York
 
|Profession = Media Executive
 
|Profession = Media Executive
 +
|Net worth = $5,390,317
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://bobturner.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://bobturner.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.bobturnerforcongress.com/Home.aspx
 
|Campaign website = http://www.bobturnerforcongress.com/Home.aspx
 
|Personal website =  
 
|Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Robert L. "Bob" Turner''' (b. May 2, 1941) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Turner was elected by voters from [[New York's 9th congressional district]].
+
}}
 +
{{tnr}}'''Robert L. "Bob" Turner''' (b. May 2, 1941) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Turner was elected by voters from [[New York's 9th congressional district]].
 +
 
 +
With the [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting in New York]], Turner's congressional district is likely to be combined into other districts. Turner ran for [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2012 instead of seeking re-election to the [[U.S. House]].<ref name="nyt">[http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/turner-to-challenge-gillibrand-for-senate/?hp ''NYTimes blog'' "His District Likely to Be Cut, Congressman Eyes Gillibrand’s Senate Seat," March 13, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Turner is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_turner/412499 ''Gov Track'' "Robert Turner" Accessed April 20, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 +
{{Retired candidate submit info}}
 
Turner was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from St. John's University (New York).<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000471 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "TURNER, Robert L., (1941 - )"]</ref>
 
Turner was born in New York, [[New York]]. He earned a B.A. from St. John's University (New York).<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000471 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "TURNER, Robert L., (1941 - )"]</ref>
 +
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Turner attended public high schools in Queens and enlisted in the Army upon graduation. After serving in the military he worked his way through college earning a B.A. in history from St. John's University. He started his first media company, Orbis Communications, in 1984 and continued serving in leadership positions, including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, for some of the largest media entertainment companies in the country until his retirement in 2003.<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Full Biography"]</ref>
 
Turner attended public high schools in Queens and enlisted in the Army upon graduation. After serving in the military he worked his way through college earning a B.A. in history from St. John's University. He started his first media company, Orbis Communications, in 1984 and continued serving in leadership positions, including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, for some of the largest media entertainment companies in the country until his retirement in 2003.<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Full Biography"]</ref>
 +
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Turner serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Committees and Caucuses"]</ref>
+
Turner served on the following committees:<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Committees and Caucuses"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
 
**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
Line 71: Line 82:
 
**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)<ref>[http://veterans.house.gov/subcommittees ''House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Proudly Serving America's Veterans'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)<ref>[http://veterans.house.gov/subcommittees ''House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Proudly Serving America's Veterans'' "Subcommittees"]</ref>
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
+
===Specific votes===
====Specific Votes====
+
====Fiscal Cliff====
====Percentage voting with party====
+
{{Support vote}}
=====November 2011=====
+
Turner voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Elections==
 +
===2012===
 +
<div style="float:right">[[File:widgettest1.png]]<htmlet>nywidget</htmlet></div>
 +
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in New York, 2012]]''
 +
 
 +
Since his congressional district was eliminated in [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], Turner ran for the [[United States Senate elections in New York, 2012|U.S. Senate]] in 2012.<ref name="nyt"/> He was defeated by county comptroller [[George Maragos]] and attorney [[Wendy Long]] in the June 26 Republican primary. The winner was defeated by Democratic incumbent [[Kirsten Gillibrand]] and Green party candidate [[Colia Clark]] in the general election.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "List of Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 23, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
Long and Maragos have taken the more conservative stance compared to Turner. For example, Turner has not taken a "no tax increases" pledge along with the other two. Turner says he's more ready to compromise in order to get things accomplished in Washington.<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/nyregion/bob-turner-wendy-long-and-george-maragos-debate.html ''New York Times'' "G.O.P. Senate Hopefuls Compete in a TV Debate," June 17, 2012]</ref> Maragos has also criticized his opponents for not seeking to repeal New York's legalization of same-sex marriage.<ref name="nyt"/>
 +
 
 +
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Turner.<ref name="nyt"/> Giuliani says Turner's special election victory last year to succeed [[Anthony Weiner]] was "an unbelievable shot."<ref>[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/15/long-turner-and-maragos-race-replace-gillibrand/ ''WNYC'' "Long, Turner and Maragos: The Race to Replace Gillibrand," June 15, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
Polls have Turner and Long out ahead of Maragos, but also show none of the three having very good chances of beating Gillibrand<ref name="mar">[http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20120624/NEWS03/706249861/-1/news ''Watertown Daily Times'' "In north country stop, Maragos touts conservatism, visits to region," June 24, 2012]</ref> in the strongly Democratic state of New York.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/senate/raceratings_2012-03-22_12-09-22.php ''Cook Political Report'' "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
===2011===
 +
On September 13, 2011, Turner won a special election to the [[United States House]].
 +
 
 +
==Campaign donors==
 +
===2011===
 +
Open Secrets has not published information on [[New York's 9th congressional district]]'s Special Election on September 13, 2011.
 +
 
 +
==Analysis==
 +
===Congressional staff salaries===
 +
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 +
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Turner paid his congressional staff a total of $218,386 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Robert_L._Turner.html ''LegiStorm'', "Robert L. Turner," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
====Staff bonuses====
 +
{{Congbonuses
 +
|Name=Turner
 +
|Amount=$20,400.00
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
===Net worth===
 +
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 +
====2011====
 +
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Turner's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $5,301,319 to $5,479,316. That averages to $5,390,317, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00032601&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Robert L. Turner (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 +
 
 +
====2010====
 +
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Turner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $0 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00032601&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Robert L. Turner (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
 +
 
 +
===Percentage voting with party===
 +
====November 2011====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Bob Turner
 
|name=Bob Turner
Line 85: Line 138:
 
|RHouse=Y
 
|RHouse=Y
 
}}
 
}}
===Sponsored legislation===
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
  
Turner is running for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://bobturnerforcongress.com Turner for Congress 2012 campaign website, Accessed January 28, 2012]</ref>
 
 
===2011===
 
On September 13, 2011, Turner won a special election to the [[United States House]].
 
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
Open Secrets has not published information on [[New York's 9th congressional district]]'s Special Election on September 13, 2011.
 
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bob + Turner + New York + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Bob + Turner + New York + House'''
  
:''All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.''
+
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 +
 
 +
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bob+Turner+New+York+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bob Turner News Feed</rss>
  
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bob+Turner+New York+House&um=Mary&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=Mary0|title=Bob Turner News Feed</rss>
 
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Turner is a lifelong resident of the 9th District of [[New York]]. He was raised in Woodhaven as the eldest of three sons, and raised his own family, with Peggy his wife of 46 years, in Richmond Hill. Three of his five children, and six of his 13 grandchildren, also live in the 9th District.<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Full Biography"]</ref>
+
Turner is a lifelong resident of the 9th District of [[New York]]. He was raised in Woodhaven as the eldest of three sons, and raised his own family, with Peggy his wife of 46 years, in Richmond Hill. Three of his five children, and six of his 13 grandchildren, also live in [[New York's 9th congressional district]].<ref>[http://bobturner.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York'' "Full Biography"]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
Line 111: Line 153:
 
*[http://www.bobturnerforcongress.com/Home.aspx Bob Turner for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.bobturnerforcongress.com/Home.aspx Bob Turner for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
{{CongLinks | congbio = T000471 | votesmart = 127071 | washpo = | govtrack = 412499 | opencong = 412499_Robert_Turner| ontheissues = | surge = | legistorm = 177012/Robert_L_Turner.html| fec = H0NY09072 | opensecrets = N00032601 | followthemoney = | c-span = | fb = CongressmanBobTurner| twitter = Bobturner9th}}
 
{{CongLinks | congbio = T000471 | votesmart = 127071 | washpo = | govtrack = 412499 | opencong = 412499_Robert_Turner| ontheissues = | surge = | legistorm = 177012/Robert_L_Turner.html| fec = H0NY09072 | opensecrets = N00032601 | followthemoney = | c-span = | fb = CongressmanBobTurner| twitter = Bobturner9th}}
 +
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/CongressmanBobTurner Official Youtube channel]
 +
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
Line 116: Line 160:
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
 
{{s-off}}
 
{{s-off}}
{{succession box | before = [[Anthony Weiner]] |title = [[U.S. House of Representatives]] - New York District 9 | years = 2011–Present | after = }}
+
{{succession box | before = [[Anthony Weiner]] |title = [[U.S. House of Representatives]] - New York, District 9 | years = 2011–2013 | after =[[Yvette D. Clarke]] }}
 
{{end box}}
 
{{end box}}
  
Line 122: Line 166:
 
{{New York}}
 
{{New York}}
  
[[Category:Current member, U.S. House]]
+
[[Category:Former member, U.S. House]]
 
[[Category:U.S. House, New York]]
 
[[Category:U.S. House, New York]]
 
[[Category:Republican Party]]
 
[[Category:Republican Party]]
 
[[Category:112th Congress]]
 
[[Category:112th Congress]]
 
[[Category:New York]]
 
[[Category:New York]]
{{congcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=U.S. House|Primary=Y|General=|Open=|Redistricting=}}
+
{{congcandidate|Year=2012|Status=challenger|Chamber=U.S. Senate|Primary=L|Redistricting=}}
 +
{{incretire|U.S. House|2012}}
 +
{{inc new office|U.S. House|U.S. Senate|2012}}

Revision as of 17:04, 13 July 2013

Bob Turner
Bob Turner.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 9
Former member
In office
September 13, 2011-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedSeptember 13, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. John’s University (New York)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1962-1964
Personal
BirthdayMay 2, 1941
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionMedia Executive
Net worth$5,390,317
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert L. "Bob" Turner (b. May 2, 1941) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Turner was elected by voters from New York's 9th congressional district.

With the redistricting in New York, Turner's congressional district is likely to be combined into other districts. Turner ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 instead of seeking re-election to the U.S. House.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Turner is a "centrist Republican follower".[2]

Biography

BallotpediaAvatar bigger (transparent background).png
The information about this individual is current as of when his or her last campaign ended. See anything that needs updating? Send a correction to our editors

Turner was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from St. John's University (New York).[3]

Career

Turner attended public high schools in Queens and enlisted in the Army upon graduation. After serving in the military he worked his way through college earning a B.A. in history from St. John's University. He started his first media company, Orbis Communications, in 1984 and continued serving in leadership positions, including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, for some of the largest media entertainment companies in the country until his retirement in 2003.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Turner served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Turner voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

Widgettest1.png
See also: United States Senate elections in New York, 2012

Since his congressional district was eliminated in New York's redistricting, Turner ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012.[1] He was defeated by county comptroller George Maragos and attorney Wendy Long in the June 26 Republican primary. The winner was defeated by Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and Green party candidate Colia Clark in the general election.[10]

Long and Maragos have taken the more conservative stance compared to Turner. For example, Turner has not taken a "no tax increases" pledge along with the other two. Turner says he's more ready to compromise in order to get things accomplished in Washington.[1] Maragos has also criticized his opponents for not seeking to repeal New York's legalization of same-sex marriage.[1]

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Turner.[1] Giuliani says Turner's special election victory last year to succeed Anthony Weiner was "an unbelievable shot."[11]

Polls have Turner and Long out ahead of Maragos, but also show none of the three having very good chances of beating Gillibrand[12] in the strongly Democratic state of New York.[13]

2011

On September 13, 2011, Turner won a special election to the United States House.

Campaign donors

2011

Open Secrets has not published information on New York's 9th congressional district's Special Election on September 13, 2011.

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Turner paid his congressional staff a total of $218,386 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Turner is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Turner's staff was given an apparent $20,400.00 in bonus money.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Turner's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $5,301,319 to $5,479,316. That averages to $5,390,317, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Turner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $0 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bob Turner has voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 3rd among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[18]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Bob + Turner + New York + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

Personal

Turner is a lifelong resident of the 9th District of New York. He was raised in Woodhaven as the eldest of three sons, and raised his own family, with Peggy his wife of 46 years, in Richmond Hill. Three of his five children, and six of his 13 grandchildren, also live in New York's 9th congressional district.[19]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 NYTimes blog "His District Likely to Be Cut, Congressman Eyes Gillibrand’s Senate Seat," March 13, 2012
  2. Gov Track "Robert Turner" Accessed April 20, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "TURNER, Robert L., (1941 - )"
  4. Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York "Full Biography"
  5. Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York "Committees and Caucuses"
  6. Committee on Homeland Security, Chairman Peter T. King "Subcommittees"
  7. Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen "Subcommittees"
  8. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Proudly Serving America's Veterans "Subcommittees"
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. New York Board of Elections "List of Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 23, 2012
  11. WNYC "Long, Turner and Maragos: The Race to Replace Gillibrand," June 15, 2012
  12. Watertown Daily Times "In north country stop, Maragos touts conservatism, visits to region," June 24, 2012
  13. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012
  14. LegiStorm, "Robert L. Turner," Accessed October 2, 2012
  15. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  16. OpenSecrets.org "Robert L. Turner (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert L. Turner (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  18. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  19. Congressman Robert Turner, Representing the 9th District of New York "Full Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Weiner
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 9
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Yvette D. Clarke