Bob Turner

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Bob Turner
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U.S. House, New York, District 9
In office
September 13, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 13, 2011
First electedSeptember 13, 2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSt. John’s University (New York)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1962-1964
Date of birthMay 2, 1941
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionMedia Executive
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
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.


Turner was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from St. John's University (New York).[1]


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.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Turner serves on the following committees:[3]


Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bob Turner voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 3rd among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[7]



See also: New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Turner is running for re-election in 2012.[8]


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

Campaign donors


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

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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.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anthony Weiner
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 9
Succeeded by