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Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.)

  • District: 9th District, Parts of Brooklyn and Queens -- Forest Hills, Rockaway, Sheepshead Bay
  • Residence: Queens
  • Born: May 2, 1941; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Peggy Turner; five children
  • Education: St. John's U., B.A. 1962 (history); St. John's U., attended 1964-67 (business administration)
  • Military Service: Army 1962-64
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House, 2011-13
  • Elected: Elected: 2011 (1st term); Defeated David I. Weprin, D, in a special election Sept. 13, 2011, to succeed Anthony Weiner, D, who resigned
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health & Human Rights; Middle East & South Asia); Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications; Transportation Security); Veterans' Affairs (Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs)

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State Information: 9th District, Parts of Brooklyn and Queens -- Forest Hills, Rockaway, Sheepshead Bay

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2011 special Bob Turner (R) 37,342 52.5%
David Weprin (D) 33,656 47.3%
Christopher Hoeppner (SW) 143 0.2%
2010 general Anthony Weiner (D) 67,011 60.8%
Bob Turner (R) 43,129 39.1%
2008 general Anthony Weiner (D, WFM) 112,205 93%
Alfred Donohue (C) 8,378 6.9%
2006 general Anthony Weiner (D, WFM) 71,762 100%
2004 general Anthony Weiner (D, WFM) 113,025 71.3%
Gerard Cronin (R, C, INDC) 45,451 28.7%
2002 general Anthony Weiner (D, L, WFM) 60,737 65.7%
Alfred Donohue (R, C) 31,698 34.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 55% John McCain: 44%
2004 John Kerry: 56% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 68% George W. Bush: 30%

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