M. Turner (D-District 4) was elected to his first four-year term on the Prince
George’s County Council in the 2014 General Election. Constituent areas include Bowie, Glenn Dale,
Greenbelt, Westchester Park, parts of Lanham-Seabrook and Upper Marlboro.
Member Turner serves as Vice Chair of the Council’s Transportation, Housing and
Environment Committee, Vice Chair of the Council’s Rules and General Assembly
Committee, and a member of the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee for
Legislative Year 2015. He also represents
the County Council on the Washington Council of Government’s Transportation
Planning Board and as an appointee to the Washington Suburban Transit
to his election to the Council, Turner served as a Legislative Officer for the
Prince George’s County Council from 2007 through 2014. In addition, he served
as a Council Member for the City of Bowie, representing the 3rd Council District
from 2005 through 2009. In 2011, he was elected as an At-Large member of the
Council and re-elected in 2013. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2007 – 2009,
becoming the first African-American to hold the position in the City’s history.
He also represented the City on the Washington Council of Government’s Transportation
Planning Board, where he served as Chair during 2012, and in 2014 received the Elizabeth
and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award.
held the position of Director of Constituent Services for Prince George’s
County Council Member Douglas J.J. Peters (D-4th District), (2003-2006) where
he was responsible for constituent services, community outreach and media
relations. He served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Maryland State
Senate President Thomas Mike V. Miller, Jr. (D-27th District) as a legislative
analyst with the Senate Committee responsible for oversight on education,
health and environmental legislative issues before the Maryland General
Assembly during 2002.
Member Turner is a graduate of the City University of New York School Law at
Queens College (C.U.N.Y.). While in C.U.N.Y., he was a recipient of the NAACP
Legal Defense and Education Fund's Earl Warren Scholarship, a Bronx County
Black Bar Association scholarship and he held several intern positions,
including the Office of the NYC Comptroller (as a grant recipient from J.P.
Morgan), the N.Y.C. Office of Management and Budget, and the Community and
Economic Development Unit of Brooklyn Legal Services. Council Member Turner is
admitted to the bar in New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
a graduate of Lafayette College of Easton, Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of
Arts degree in Government & Law and minor in History, where he was a member
the Dean's List, the national History Honors Society and was a four-year
recipient of the "Say Hey" Willie Mays Scholarship. He is a graduate of
Staten Island’s Curtis High School, where he received a Regents Diploma and was
a former Staten Island Advance All-Star in football.
Member Turner, the youngest of three children of Ms. Diana Turner and the late
Roland Turner, was born and raised in New York City. He and his wife, Anita
Gauhar Turner, reside in the Longleaf section of Bowie with their two daughters
– Rachel and Maya.