Currently in his fourth term, Democratic State Representative Chris Turner serves the people of District 101, a diverse area of Tarrant County, which includes major portions of Arlington and Grand Prairie. Chris was most recently reelected in November, 2016 with 66 percent of the vote, winning every precinct in District 101.
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 affordable health care options, ensuring access to public transportation, improving the economic well-being of all Texans, and broadening civic participation.
In 2017, Chris was selected to lead the 55-member House Democratic Caucus. As chair, Chris has made it his priority to unify his colleagues as they fight for policies aimed at giving all Texans a fair shot.
As a member of several powerful House committees – Insurance, Higher Education, General Investigating and Ethics and the Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility – Chris plays a significant role in protecting insurance consumers, addressing the needs of our colleges and universities, and reforming ethics practices by elected officials and state agencies. Chris has previously served on the Environmental Regulation, Ways & Means, Defense and Veterans Affairs and Urban Affairs committees, as well as the House Select Committee on Mental Health.