This week, Representative Chris Turner (HD 101- Grand Prairie) filed HB 519, which would update state law by requiring that children be restrained in a rear-facing car seat until the age of two, unless the child weighs more than 40 pounds or exceeds 40 inches in height. This measure mirrors American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) […]
“BSI (Brain Synergy Institute) put the health and safety of participants at risk…” Last year, I asked for an Inspector General (IG) audit of a 2013 contract between Brain Synergy Institute (formerly Carrick Brain Centers) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The request came after Dallas Morning News and NBC5 news stories highlighting troubling issues […]
State Representative Chris Turner’s Annual Open House & Toy Drive Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:00 to 6:00 PM 1600 E. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 515 Arlington, TX 76010 Bring an unwrapped toy for a child served by Mission Arlington. To RSVP, click here or call 817-459-2800.
I want to thank the voters of District 101 in Arlington & Grand Prairie for entrusting me with the privilege of representing them in Austin for another two years. When all the votes were counted, we received 66.3 percent of the vote and won every precinct in our district.
Lisa and I are so appreciative to all our friends and supporters who contributed and volunteered, as well as to my dedicated staff in our capitol, district and campaign offices. It means more than you know and I am honored to continue representing our community in Austin.
Obviously, the outcome of the presidential election was not the result many of us had hoped for. As I watched Hillary Clinton’s gracious concession speech this morning, I was reminded of how proud I have been to support her. She is, above all else, a patriot. We owe her immense gratitude for her lifetime of service to our nation.
As President Obama said today, no matter the outcome of an election, the sun always comes up the next day. And today is no different. For all the shock and dismay that many feel today, no one questions that we will have a peaceful transfer of power in January, just as our country has seen following every election since 1800. No one questions that when the people speak and the votes are counted, we know who our leader will be. There are a lot of people around the world who can’t say that about the country they live in. We’re blessed to be Americans – and our national elections, even when they don’t turn out the way we want – are a reminder of that blessing.
We have important work ahead. Let’s all keep fighting for our beliefs and working to make Texas and America stronger.
Thank you for all you do.