FORT WORTH, TX – Today, State Representative Chris Turner filed paperwork for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives at the Tarrant County Democratic Party headquarters.
Turner, who is currently serving his second term in the Legislature, represents Tarrant County’s District 101, a rapidly growing and diverse area, which includes major portions of Arlington and Grand Prairie.
“During my first two terms serving in the Texas Legislature, I’ve focused on the issues that matter to folks in our district,” said Turner. “As a result, we’ve gotten some good things done, ensuring that tenants do not fall victim to unscrupulous landlords, that the lives of service members who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten and that additional protections are in place to so that children do not fall victim to sexual predators, just to name a few.
“My priorities will continue to reflect the needs of the people I represent – creating jobs in our community and state, strengthening public schools and increasing access to affordable health care for all Texans. And I will continue to stand up against misguided, partisan efforts to roll back voting rights and women’s rights,” continued Turner.
On Thursday, Turner kicked off his campaign in Arlington. He was joined by Senator Leticia Van de Putte and more than 150 supporters, including teachers, veterans, small business owners, community leaders and others from across District 101.
During his service in the state legislature, Turner has received numerous awards and accolades for his work on a variety of issues, including those impacting veterans, civil rights, consumers and the environment. Turner was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, given the “Leadership Award” by the Texas Veterans Commission, named “83rd Legislative Session Champion of Equality” by Equality Texas, and received the “New Leadership in Environmental Protection Award” from the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Chris serves on the House Committees on Insurance and Environmental Regulation and was elected Chair of the House Democratic Caucus by his colleagues. He is also one of six representatives who lead the House Democratic Campaign Committee. Chris and his wife, Lisa, live in Grand Prairie.