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Robert Turner
Turner robert.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 61
Former officeholder
In office
1991 - January 3, 2013
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Parkside, 1976
Date of birth09/14/1947
Place of birthColumbus, MS
Office website
Robert Turner (b. September 14, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 61st District since 1991.

Turner served on the Racine City Council from 1976-2004. He is a former sales and personnel manager, and served in the Air Force from 1967-1970.

Turner is a member of the American Legion, American Veterans, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Northside Revitalization Committee, Post 1391 - Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Turner was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 61. He defeated Libertarian George Meyers in the general election on November 2, 2010. Turner defeated Democrat James DeMatthew in the September 14, 2010 primary election.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 61 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Turner (D) 10,026
George Meyers (L) 2,167
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 61

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Turner (D) 1,777 77.9%
James R. DeMatthew (D) 504 22.1%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-228 Disabled veteran-owned businesses certified by Comm.Dept: preferences in governmental procurement provisions created; DOA report required; DOT provisions
  • AB-241 Retail theft of merchandise made a felony and racketeering activity, value and Internet provisions; proof of ownership for certain products required when selling at a flea market or similar facility, definition and penalty provisions
  • AB-349 Property tax assessment records on the Internet may not be searchable by name; taxation district maintenance of office records requirements

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Turner received $44,316 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]


The top 5 donors to Turner's 2008 campaign:[4]

Donor Amount
WI AFSCME Councils 40 & 48 $500
AT&T $500
United Transportation Union $500
Eli Lilly & Co $500
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 7 $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 61
Succeeded by
Samantha Kerkman (R)