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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Veronica Turner (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 26. Turner was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Turner's professional experience includes working as President of the Service Employees International Union, and Clinical Specialist and Analyst at the Prince George's Hospital Center from 1969 to 1996.

Education

  • Attended, Chattanooga College
  • Attended, Prince George's Community College
  • Attended, Tennessee State University, George Meany Center for Labor Studies

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Chattanooga College
  • Attended, Prince George's Community College
  • Attended, Tennessee State University, George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1996-present
  • Secretary, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1995-1996
  • Clinical Specialist and Analyst, Prince George's Hospital Center, 1969-1996
  • Vice-President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1993-1995

Political Experience

  • Attended, Chattanooga College
  • Attended, Prince George's Community College
  • Attended, Tennessee State University, George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1996-present
  • Secretary, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1995-1996
  • Clinical Specialist and Analyst, Prince George's Hospital Center, 1969-1996
  • Vice-President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1993-1995
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 26, 2003-2015, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 26, 2018
  • Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 26, 2014

Former Committees/Caucuses

Vice-Chair, County Affairs Committee , Prince George’s County Delegation, 2011-present

Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2003-present

Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-present

Chair Emeritus, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Incorporated, 2011-2012

Member, Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2009-2011

Vice-Chair, Bi-County Committee, Prince George’s County Delegation, 2008-2010

Member, Health Facilities and Occupations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2005-2010

Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2008-2010

Vice Chair, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-2010

Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2004-2009

First Vice-Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2006-2008

Appointed Boards Committee, Member, Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George’s County Delegation, 2003-2007

Member, Endorsement Committee , Women Legislators of Maryland, 2006

Second Vice-Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2004-2006

Member, Health Facilities, Equipment, and Products Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2005

Member, Public Health Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2005

Alternate Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004

Member, Government Operations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2004

Member, Health Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004

Member, Health Occupations Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2004

Member, Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004

Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Subcommittee on Education

Member, Subcommittee on Election Law

Member, Ways and Means

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Chattanooga College
  • Attended, Prince George's Community College
  • Attended, Tennessee State University, George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1996-present
  • Secretary, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1995-1996
  • Clinical Specialist and Analyst, Prince George's Hospital Center, 1969-1996
  • Vice-President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1993-1995
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 26, 2003-2015, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 26, 2018
  • Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 26, 2014
  • Former President, Camp Springs Civic Association
  • Member, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Member, National Council of Negro Women
  • Board Member, Prince George's County Planned Parenthood Association
  • Member, Prince George's County Rainbow Coalition
  • Member, Prince George’s County Women’s Political Caucus
  • Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1998-2002

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Casper R. Taylor, Jr., Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2013

  • 4

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 26 (3 seats)

Veronica Turner (D), incumbent Jay Walker (D), and incumbent Kris Valderrama (D) won election in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 26 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Veronica Turner (D)
35.1
35,748

Jay Walker (D)
32.0
32,523

Kris Valderrama (D)
30.6
31,153
Other/Write-in votes
2.3
2,361

Total votes: 101,785
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 26 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 26 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Jay Walker (D)
24.3
11,749

Veronica Turner (D)
21.1
10,197

Kris Valderrama (D)
19.8
9,590

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David Sloan (D)
9.2
4,430

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Sade Oshinubi (D)
8.6
4,153

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Leonard Moses (D)
7.2
3,475

Diedra Henry-Spires (D)
6.0
2,912

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Sean Chao (D)
3.8
1,812

Total votes: 48,318
Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.


2014

Elections for the Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent C. Anthony Muse defeated Jerry Mathis, Veronica Turner and Brian Woolfolk in the Democratic primary, while Kelley Howells was unopposed in the Republican primary. Muse defeated Howells in the general election.

Maryland House of Delegates District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngC. Anthony Muse Incumbent 89.8% 29,753
Republican Kelley Howells 10.2% 3,370
Total Votes 33,123

Maryland State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC. Anthony Muse Incumbent 50.7% 7,676
Veronica Turner 33% 5,002
Brian Woolfolk 8.9% 1,351
Jerry Mathis 7.4% 1,116
Total Votes 15,145

2010

Turner successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. Turner took the first of three seats in the district.

Maryland House of Delegates, District 26 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Veronica Turner (D) 27,770
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Walker (D) 24,328
Green check mark transparent.png Kris Valderrama (D) 24,141
Holly Henderson (R) 2,916

2006

On November 7, 2006, Veronica Turner ran for District 26 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Kris Valderrama, Jay Walker, and John Rowe.

Veronica Turner raised $34,619 for her campaign.

Maryland House of Delegates, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Veronica Turner (D) 24,891 34.1%
Kris Valderrama (D) 22,231 30.5%
Jay Walker (D) 22,162 30.4%
John Rowe (R) 3,587 4.9%
Write-Ins 108 0.1%
Articles

Issue Position: Diversity

Jan. 1, 2018

As proudly proclaimed by CNN and multiple community organizations nationwide, diversity is an opportunity, not a threat, for America. As a Black female and the mother of both male and female children, I am particularly concerned with the state of America in 2018. All individuals who contribute to our economy and the revitalization of our communities is a good thing. Civility is the theme of my life and I hope it shares a place in yours. We are better together and more productive as a nation when we are inclusive.

Issue Position: Environment

Jan. 1, 2018

Believe it--global warming changes climate. Human activity -- mainly burning fossil fuels and chopping down forests -- has caused average temperatures to rise worldwide. That's global warming. The warmer atmosphere triggers climate change or shifts in normal climate patterns. Such deviations can result in more severe weather. Over the years, Maryland has slowed its commitment to saving the environment. We need to help residents to get over their "global warming fatigue". It is the job of Maryland's legislators to prevent choked mess made worse by homeowners and communities that allow septic tank failures and harmful stormwater runoff as well as allowing farmers to use pesticides or chemicals that are not nutrient conservative practices. As a strong advocate for environmental causes, I will work with our legislators and families to prevent continuous harm to our communities that will, in the future, affect our children.

Issue Position: Healthcare

Jan. 1, 2018

Politicians and policymakers at all levels of government are making key decisions in 2018 if many healthcare reforms are enacted. The overarching trend, indeed, has been toward state autonomy in healthcare policy. Healthcare organizations, especially ones doing business in multiple states, should strengthen compliance and local advocacy efforts a desire of even healthcare corporations and associations. In this unsettled policy environment in our new White House administration, health organizations should focus on understanding how potential policies would not only specifically affect patients but their business projections, and construct volatility ranges for those policies. They should all work at all levels to understand fixed costs and federal and state policy decisions' impact on margin patient health.