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Biographical Profile for Chris Turner
Currently Elected State Representative District 101, Texas
Age: 42
Party: Texas Democratic Party
Phone: 817.386.2477
Address: P.O. Box 182093
Arlington TX 76092
 
Chris Turner's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
State Representative Chris Turner serves the people of District 101, a rapidly growing and diverse area of Tarrant County, which includes major portions of Arlington and Grand Prairie.

Chris believes that as Texas grows and changes, we need new approaches to address our most pressing issues, such as expanding educational opportunity for young Texans, increasing access to affordable health care, improving the economic well-being of all Texans and broadening civic participation.

During his two terms in office, Chris has passed significant pieces of legislation, including measures which expand consumer and tenant protections, improve public safety, crack down on sexual predators, and help address the needs of our state’s veterans and their families.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
A lifelong Texan and Dallas native, Chris and his wife, Lisa, live in Grand Prairie.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
BA, Government, University of Texas, Austin, 1996.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Business Consultant
District Director, Representative Chet Edwards.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
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Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Chris currently serves as the Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the House Committee on Insurance and the House Committee on Environmental Regulation.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Chris has received numerous accolades and awards, including being named a "Texas Women’s Health Champion" by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "83rd Legislative Session Champion of Equality" by Equality Texas, and receiving the Sierra Club's "2013 New Leadership in Environmental Protection Legislative Service Award." TTVAChris has also twice been named "Best of the House" by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT).

Following his first legislative session, Chris was recognized for his outstanding work on issues impacting veterans and named "Legislator of the Year" by the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, "Legislator of the Year" by the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Texas State Council, and the bi-partisan Legislative Veterans' Caucus's "Freshman of the Year." He was also given the "Leadership Award" by the Texas Veterans Commission. He was also named "Freshman of the Year" by Texas Watch for his work on consumer protection issues.
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