“My record of accomplishment is distinguishable from everyone who is taking a look at the race,” Turner said.
His plan for telling voters about that record?
“We’ve begun the kick off today with our video, which is telling of my conservative, accomplished leadership,” Turner said. “And then I’ll be going across the state, talking to people in Ohio, looking for how I can best serve and what they see as important for this race. This is a critical time for our country, a critical time for Ohio.”
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, announced in January that he would not seek a third term, setting off a cascade of interest from politicos who want to replace him.
Turner, who served two terms as Dayton mayor and has been in Congress since 2003, said he is assembling a campaign organization, including fundraising.
Family: Twice divorced, two adult daughters.
Education: Belmont High School; bachelor’s degree, Ohio Northern University; juris doctor, Case Western Reserve University; MBA, University of Dayton.
Political Experience: Dayton mayor, 1994-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-current.