About Arthur Turner

Rep. Turner was born, raised and continues to live in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. He is a graduate of Chicago's Providence St. Mel High School, and received his bachelors degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta. Turner received his law degree from Southern Illinois University's School of Law.

After college, Turner served as a community organizer and mentor to youth in North Lawndale. He worked as a Tax Credit Analyst and Underwriter for the Illinois Housing Development Authority. He was elected to serve as the State Representative in the 9th District in 2010.

Turner currently serves as the vice-Chair of the Revenue & Finance committee, as well as a member of the Committees for Appropriations-General Service, Judiciary I-Civil Law, Consumer Protections, Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Empowerment, Housing, Sales and Other Taxes, and the Cemeteries Subcommittee.

Turner continues a tradition of service that he learned from his father, the former State Representative & Deputy Majority Leader, Arthur L. Turner and his mother, Rosalyn Turner, an executive member of the Cook County Clerk's Office.