Awards and Recognitions

83rd Legislative Session (2013) 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Texas Women’s Health Champion Award

Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)
Best of the House

Equality Texas
83rd Legislative Session Champion of Equality

Sierra Club
2013 New Leadership in Environmental Protection Legislative Service Award

81st Legislative Session  (2009)

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars
Legislator of the Year

Vietnam Veterans of America, Texas State Council
Legislator of the Year

Legislative Veterans’ Caucus
Freshman of the Year

Texas Veterans Commission
Leadership Award

Texas Watch
Freshman of the Year

Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)
Best of the House


State Rep. Chris Turner Again Named CLEAT’s “Best of the House”

Turner Honored by Recognition from State’s Largest Police Association

AUSTIN – On Monday, State Representative Chris Turner received the “Best of the House” award from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) in recognition for his work on issues affecting the law enforcement community. This is the second “Best of the House” Turner has received from CLEAT; he also received the award in 2009. This year, Turner is one of only ten House members to receive the recognition.

“To have the opportunity to work on behalf of the brave men and women who serve and protect our community is reward enough,” said Representative Turner. “However, I am incredibly honored to receive recognition from the largest police association in Texas.”

“Representative Turner has been a loyal friend to law enforcement not only in his district but in the Capitol,” said Charley Wilkison, CLEAT’s Executive Director. “He has remained committed to the rights and interests of the law enforcement community no matter the pressure from opposing sides.”

State Representative Chris Turner

State Rep. Chris Turner Named “Texas Women’s Health Champion”

Turner given award by physicians for his work on women’s health

AUSTIN – Yesterday, State Representative Chris Turner received the “Texas Women’s Health Champion” Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Turner received the award in recognition of his commitment to improving health care and promoting the best health outcomes for women and their newborns.

“The obstetricians and gynecologists who work every day to protect women’s health are the ones that deserve recognition,” said Turner. “I am glad that I was able to lend my voice during the regular and special sessions to speak out against the attacks on women’s health. I look forward to working with ACOG in the future to turn back some of the draconian measures that have become law during the last few sessions, and begin to focus on measures that will protect the health and welfare of women and their children.”

“Though the 83rd Legislative Regular and Special Sessions proved to be challenging, Representative Turner stood proud in his support for women and their health care needs,” said R. Moss Hampton, MD, ACOG District XI chair. “We are grateful for the time and energy he spent advocating for women and newborns.”