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Biographical Profile for Mike Turner
Candidate for U.S. Representative District 10, Ohio
November 4, 2014 Ohio General Election
Age: 54
Party: Ohio Republican Party
Phone: 937.225.2843
Address: 5815 Stone Lake Dr.
Centerville OH 45429
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Mike Turner was elected to represent Ohio's Third Congressional District in 2002, after more than a decade in public service, including two terms as mayor of Dayton. Mike became the first Ohio Member of the 108th Congress appointed to the important House Armed Services Committee (HASC). He has used his HASC seat to increase the profile of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 2003. Mike succeeded in bringing a HASC hearing to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base helped highlight almost 20,000 jobs on the base. Mike Turner has helped benefit Wright-Patterson with over $70 million worth of appropriations during the past two budget years. Mike was also appointed to the Government Reform Committee where he was named Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations. This has given Mike an important role in protecting our homeland. As part of his work to keep Americans safe and to support our Armed Forces, Mike has visited with Ohio troops in Iraq as well as in Bosnia. He has also traveled to Israel and other Middle Eastern countries to understand the threat of terrorists and how to protect our homeland. Since becoming a Congressman, Mike has continued his efforts to make America's cities stronger. Last December, House Speaker Dennis Hastert recognized Mike's urban expertise by naming him Chairman of a new working group called "Saving America's Cities." The 24 member Saving America's Cities working group will focus on economic development issues and will encourage private sector investment in cities. Mike Turner continues to be an advocate for residents of our community and fights to keep our environment and water clean. When the U.S. Army contracted to transport a by-product of the deadly chemical, VX nerve agent, to the Miami Valley, Mike opposed the Army's plan. Working with community and Congressional leaders, Mike intervened and was successful in preventing the Army from bringing VX nerve agent into Montgomery.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Mike is a life long resident of Dayton, Ohio. Mike and his wife Lori have been married for over 16 years and have two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Mike continued his education with a bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University. He also has an MBA from the University of Dayton and a JD from Case Western University School of Law.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Prior to his election to Congress, Turner was in private practice and corporate law for 13 years.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
None.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
During his term as mayor, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Mike pursued international trade opportunities and cultural exchange programs by developing Sister City partnerships with Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Zagreb, Croatia; and Holon, Israel.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
First elected to the 108th Congress and sworn in January of 2003, Congressman Turner was appointed to the Armed Services Committee, from which he assists Wright-Patterson Air Force Base located in Ohio’s Tenth District, and to the Government Reform Committee, which allows him to contribute his experience as a former mayor to government reform. Congressman Turner’s urban experience was called upon by then House Speaker Dennis Hastert who appointed him Chairman of the new Saving America’s Cities working group. The 24 Member working group was charged with developing goals and principles to help urban America by focusing on economic development issues and encouraging private sector investment in cities.

Continuing his work on urban issues, in the 109th Congress, Turner served as Chairman of the Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census.

In the 111th Congress, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Turner was named the Ranking Member on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. The Strategic Forces Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the nation’s nuclear arsenal, our military assets in outer space, the Department of Defense’s intelligence programs, and also over missile defense systems. Reelected to a fifth term in November of 2010, Congressman Turner served as Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, and as a Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee for the 112th Congress.

In November of 2012, Congressman Turner was elected to represent the newly created 10th Congressional District, which includes all of Montgomery County, Greene County, and portions of Fayette County. For the 113th Congress, Turner has been appointed Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, which conducts oversight of ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve. The subcommittee also authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America’s soldiers an [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
In recognition of his efforts, Congressman Turner was the recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2005 Legislator of the Year Award and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s 2005 National Legislative Leadership Award.
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