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About Delegate Frank Turner

A Howard County resident since 1974, Frank S. Turner has represented District 13 in the Maryland House of Delegates for 20 years. He currently serves as Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee. He chaired the Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee. As a former member of the Appropriation Committee, he chaired the Oversight Committee on Personnel and was acting chair and Vice-Chair of the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee. He also served on the Capital Budget Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Frank chaired the Howard County Delegation from 2002- 2004.

Frank Turner is an Associate Professor of Legal Environment and Business Law at Morgan State University and has served as Chair of the Department of Business Administration. Frank is former Deputy Campaign Manager and Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, and was Associate Judge of the Orphans’ Court for Howard County.

Frank graduated from North Carolina Central University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central and the University of North Carolina. Frank worked as an aide to North Carolina Governor Dan K. Moore.


Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee, finance resource subcommittee, 2007- Appropriations Committee, 1999-2006 (oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1999-2002; chair, oversight committee on personnel, 2004-2006 (member, 1999-2006); capital budget subcommittee, 2002-2006; vice-chair, education & economic development subcommittee, 2002-2006, acting chair, 2005; juvenile justice work group, 2005). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-98 (gaming [gambling] law & regulation subcommittee); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1995-2004; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2003; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Chair, Howard County Delegation, 2001-04. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1995- (judicial nominating committee, 2000, redistricting committee, 2000); Maryland Green Caucus, 1996-.

Administrative aide to former North Carolina Governor Dan K. Moore. Member, Industrial Development Authority, Howard County, 1984. Member, Explosives Advisory Council, 1984-89. Special Assistant (small business) to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 1987-93. Judge, Orphans' Court, Howard County, 1990. Member, Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-03; State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004-.

Born in Mt. Pleasant, New York, July 6, 1947. North Carolina Central University, B.A. (social science), 1968; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law; North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1973. Associate Professor (business law & legal environment), Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, Morgan State University, 1974. Deputy campaign manager for U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 1986. Member, American Business Law Association. Educator of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1991. Recognition of high scholastic achievement, Sigma Beta Delta, 1994. Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award, Association of Retarded Citizens of Maryland, 1996. Award, National Black Women's Consciousness-Raising Association, 1996. Adoption Visionary Award, Department of Human Resources, 1999. Achievement Award, Association of Retarded Citizens of Howard County, 2000. Distinguished Legislator Award, University of Maryland University College Alumni Association, 2000; Environmental Leadership Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2000. Conservationist of the Year Award, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2001. Certificate of Appreciation, Howard County Center of African-American Culture, Inc., 2001. Legislative Appreciation Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2002. Citizen of the Year Award, Tau Pi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 2003. Senator James Clark, Jr. Award for distinguished public service, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 2004. Outstanding Conservationist, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2004, Outstanding Child Advocate Award, Adoption Tomorrow 2005. Married; four children.