John Turner was elected to serve District 114 in the Texas House of Representatives in 2018.
In his first term, he authored or co-authored legislation for better school funding, property tax relief, improved benefits for retired teachers, easier access to Pre-K for families with young children, enhanced gas line safety, and stronger support for first responders.
A fourth-generation Texan, John was born and raised in the East Texas town of Crockett. He comes from a family dedicated to public service – his mother was president of the local school board and his father was first a state legislator and later a congressman. During his summers in high school, John worked for his grandfather’s small home-building business and as a news and weather broadcaster at the local radio station.
John is also an attorney with the Dallas-based firm of Haynes and Boone. He has spent large parts of his career working for public-interest causes, like better support for our public schools and cleaner air in our cities. John and his wife, Jenia, a law professor at SMU, have been married for 16 years and have lived in Dallas for 14 years.
They are the proud parents of two sons, ages 13 and 10.