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Shirley Turner
Shirley Turner.jpg
New Jersey State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 17
President Pro Tempore, New Jersey State Senate
Associate Minority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State Assembly
Bachelor'sTrenton State College
Master'sRider University
Place of birthDover, NJ
Office website
Personal website
Shirley K. Turner is a Democratic member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Turner include Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 4.[1]

Turner was the Associate Minority Leader for the New Jersey State Assembly from 1996 to 1998.[2]


Turner graduated with a B.A. in Education from Trenton State College and also graduated with an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Rider College. Turner later studied postgraduate studies and education at Rutgers University.[3] She is the Associate Director of Career Services at Rider University.

Committee assignments


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



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Turner ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 15. Turner was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary and is challenged by Don Cox (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]


See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Turner won re-election to the District 15 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. She ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. Turner defeated Donald Cox (R) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [6]

New Jersey State Senate District 15 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Turner Incumbent 66.4% 21,512
     Republican Donald Cox 33.6% 10,900
Total Votes 32,412


In 2007, Turner was re-elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 15. Turner (D) finished with 20,100 votes and was followed by Bob Martin (R) with 11,924 votes. Turner raised $689,206 for her campaign fund. [7]

New Jersey Senate 2007 General Election, District 15 (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Turner (D) 20,100
Bob Martin (R) 11,924

Campaign donors


In 2011, Turner received $707,540 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

New Jersey State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shirley Turner's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Education Association$10,700
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$5,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9$3,500
Sorce Realty Group$2,600
Total Raised in 2011 $707,540
Total Votes received in 2011 21,512
Cost of each vote received $32.89


In 2007, Turner collected $689,206 in donations.[9]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
New Jersey State Laborers $8,700
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians $8,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $7,200
New Jersey Business & Industry Association $5,850
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $5,600



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Turner and her husband, Donald, have two children and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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