Shirley Turner

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New Jersey

State Senate (New Jersey 15)

Family: Husband: Donald; 2 Children: Jacqueline, Chet

Home: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Religion: Baptist

Education: Postgraduate Studies/Education, Rutgers University MA, Guidance and Counseling, Rider University BA, Health and Physical Education, Trenton State College

Profession: Associate Director, Office of Career Services, Rider University, 1973-present Career Education Consultant, Mercer County Community Action Program, 1977-1979 Counselor, Equal Opportunity Program, Rider University, 1970-1973 Teacher, Trenton Public Schools, 1966-1970

Political: President Pro Tempore, New Jersey State Senate, 2004-present Senator, New Jersey State Senate, 1997-present Democratic President Pro-Tempore, New Jersey State Senate, 2002-2003 Chair, Mercer County Democratic Committee, 2000 Associate Minority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly, 1996-1998 Assemblymember, New Jersey State Assembly, 1993-1997 Vice President, Mercer County Board of Freeholders, 1986 Freeholder, Mercer County Board of Freeholders, 1983-1986 Lawrence Township Zoning Board, 1979-1983

Congressional Membership: Mercer County Improvement Authority, 1979-1981 Member, Business Efficiency in Public Schools Member, State Council for Adult Literacy Education Service Member, Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

Organization Membership: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1977-1981 Member, Abbott Implementation Advisory Council Member, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Leadership Council Mercer College School Age Child Care Coalition NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) of Metro Trenton National Political Congress of Black Women New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women Board Member, New Jersey State Museum Rider College Mentoring Program Board Member, Troy Vincent Foundation Young Men's Christian Association Development Committee



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