Bob Turner

Bob Turner REPRepublican

American media executive and politician

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Bob TurnerREPRepublican American media executive and politician
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NYResidence (state)

Robert L. Turner (born May 2, 1941) is an American businessman and politician who served as the United States representative for New York's 9th congressional district (containing parts of Brooklyn and Queens) from 2011 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. Turner is a retired media executive known for his success in the television talk show segment of the industry. Six years after retiring from his business career, he entered politics to run against Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner in November 2010. He lost the race, receiving 39 percent of the vote. Less than one year later, following Weiner's resignation due to a sexting scandal, Turner defeated Democrat David Weprin, 52%–47%, in a special election battle for Weiner's seat; Turner became the first Republican to represent the area since 1923. In 2012, after his congressional district was eliminated in redistricting, Turner ran for the United States Senate but was defeated in the primaries. Turner later served as chairman of the Queens County chapter of the Republican Party from 2015 to 2017.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
St. John's University
Bachelor of Arts
Richmond Hill High School
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
United States House of Representatives
United States Army
1962 - 1965
Board of Directors
Readspeak Incorporated, present
Board of Directors
Liberty Imaging, Incorporated, present
American Broadcasting Corporation-Television
Director of Advertising
Bristol-Myers Company
Orbis Communications
General Manager
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Cable
Hotel Business, present
LBS Communications
Multimedia Entertainment
North American Television Operations, Pearson Public Limited Company
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Board Member
National Association of Television Programming Executives
Board Member
Advertising Research Council
Association of Syndicated Television Advertisers
Association of National Advertisers
Family Focus Adoption Services, present
Achilles Track Club, present