Shirley Turner

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Shirley Turner
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New Jersey State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, New Jersey State Senate
2004-2009
Associate Minority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly
1996-1998
Compensation
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
1993-1997
Education
Bachelor'sTrenton State College
Master'sRider University
Personal
Place of birthDover, NJ
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Shirley 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]

Biography

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

2010-2011

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

Elections

2013

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]

2011

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

2007

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

2011

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
AFSCME$7,000
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

2007

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

Endorsements

2011

Turner was endorsed by:

District 15

Turner represents New Jersey Senate District 15, which includes the borough of Princeton, New Jersey.[11]

Personal

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

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New Jersey State Senate District 15
1997–present
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