Personal Profile

Full Name Chris Turner
Age 44
Hometown Grand Prairie
Race White
Occupation Public Relations Consultant
Education B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Spouse: Lisa

Chris Turner is the representative of Texas’ House District 101, elected in 2012. The district is located entirely in Tarrant County, including parts of Arlington and Grand Prairie.

He is serving on the General Investigating & Ethics, the Ways & Means and the Higher Education committees as wells the Subcommittee on Post-Secondary & Workforce Readiness.

His legislative focus includes expanding opportunity, quality schools, affordable health care and protecting civil rights and workers rights. His previous legislation includes including the landmark law establishing a dedicated lottery scratch off ticket to benefit the Permanent Fund for Veterans Assistance. He also wrote the law that requires electric utility companies to notify consumers when their contract is about to expire.

He was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, “Legislator of the Year” by the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Texas State Council and the bi-partisan Legislative Veterans’ Caucus’s “Freshman of the Year.” He was also given the “Leadership Award” by the Texas Veterans Commission. He was also was named “Freshman of the Year” by Texas Watch for his work on consumer protection issues and “Best of the House” by the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.

A lifelong Texan, Chris graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. Not long after graduation, Turner moved to Fort Worth, where he met his future wife, Lisa. Turner has two stepchildren, Melissa and Scott Hunsaker, both graduated from Summit High School in Mansfield ISD.

Information in this bio was provided by Turner's office.
Last updated: March 22, 2015.