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Slideshow: Turner Over the Years

State Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, has served in the Texas House since 1989. This session, he served as a key player on negotiations over the budget. He has run for mayor of Houston twice and has not ruled out a third run in the future.

Here's a look back at Turner's 24 years in the Texas Legislature. 

State Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, on the House floor during his first term in early 1989.

 

Turner and state Reps. Senfronia Thompson, left, and Warren Chisum, right, in early 1989.

 

Turner and House Speaker Gib Lewis in 1989.

 

Turner on the House floor with fellow state representatives, including Rick Perry, third from left, in 1989.

 

Turner on the House floor in 1995.

 

Turner and state Reps. Ruth Jones McClendon, center, and Mike Villarreal, left, at a press conference on April 28, 2011.

 

Turner at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Feb. 6, 2013.

 

Turner speaking to the press on May 27, 2013.

 

Turner greeting supporters at a Juneteenth parade in Acres Homes, a Houston neighborhood he grew up in and continues to represent, on June 22, 2013.

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