Mike Turner, U.S. Representative for Ohio

Mike Turner

U.S. Representative for Ohio

Michael Ray Turner was born in January 1960 in Dayton, Ohio. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the Ohio Northern University. He received a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. He engaged in the private practice of law.

Turner was Mayor of Dayton for eight years. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in 2003.

He has been twice married and divorced, first to Lori Turner and they have two daughters. He later married and divorced Majida Mourad. He is a Protestant.

In the News…

Representative Mike Turner unveiled legislation that would impose surprise inspections on those receiving federal research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

The Ohio congressman said his bill, which would “provide critical oversight and full transparency of all grantees and subgrantees receiving federal funds for research grants from the [NIH],” is in response to China’s alleged mishandling of the early COVID-19 outbreak and recent revelations that the NIH gave research funds to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“The U.S. had blind faith that all federal dollars for health research went to fight disease. However, the pandemic exposed how American taxpayers might have unknowingly funded dangerous research that put global health at risk. My bill, the Empower NIH Act, would create necessary oversight, transparency, and accountability measures to the federal grant process. … We have a responsibility to protect our researchers, our institutions, our citizens, and our nation, and this legislation takes an important step to safeguard our future,” Representative Turner said.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Turner today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mike Turner
Representative for Ohio
2082 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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