Name : Mr. Robert Turner
Also known as : Rob
Age : 53
Place of residence: Chelsea, MI
Family: Married to Juli Turner.
Attended college: Yes
College: Washtenaw Community College
Degree: General studies. Graduated IBEW Local Union No. 252 Electrical Apprenticeship School.
Job titles held: Electrical contractor
Employers: Self employed
Party affiliation: Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: County Commissioner District 1
Chamber/district: Washtenaw County
Previous elective offices: Chelsea School Board Trustee 2001-present, President Michigan Chapter of NECA 2002-2004 2008, Currently Governor of Michigan Chapter of NECA, Labor Management Board Local #252 2007-present, Health and Welfare Board Local #252 2001-present, Chelsea Free Methodist Church Delegate 1984-present, Free Methodist Church of North America Board of Administration 1999-2007, Spring Arbor University Board Trustee 2009-present.
Current public or community service: Liaison - Beach Middle School, chaperone dances at junior and high schools, numerous activities for Chelsea High School Marching Band, teacher third grade Sunday School, electrical work for numerous functions, this year chaperoned Washington D.C. trip.
What are three key issues that you're seeking to deal with if elected?
My long-term vision for Washtenaw County is to maintain its leadership in the state as being the place to do business, work and live. I would like to work closer with the University of Michigan to draw more high-tech, research and educational business to our county. I envision a county that supports its law enforcement deputies and local police officers, prosecutors and the courts to ensure the safety of all its citizens. Finally, I envision a county that keeps a balanced budget, streamlines its services to maximize economy of services and to concentrate on mandated services, and maintaining the purpose of the county government. By doing these things I can see that Washtenaw County will be the economic and lifestyle envy of the Midwest.