Michael R. (Mike) Turner (born January 11, 1960) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that state's third congressional district, which covers most of the city of Dayton.
Turner, a protestant Christian, was born in Dayton, Ohio and received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio) in 1982, a law degree from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1985, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio) in 1992. Turner was a lawyer in private practice before he was elected mayor of Dayton, a position he served from 1994 to 2002. After losing in a reelection bid to Democrat Rhine McLin, Turner ran for Congress. The third district seat was open because of the resignation of 23-year Democratic incumbent Tony P. Hall. Turner was elected in 2002, defeating Hall's last-minute substitute, Rick Carne, and began serving in 2003 (108th Congress). Voting with the Republican Party over 88% of the time, Turner is a member of both the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and the conservative Republican Study Committee, two groups with conflicting positions on
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