Doug Turner

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Doug Turner
Doug Turner Alamogordo 2010.jpg
Candidate for Governor of New Mexico
Personal details
Born (1969-01-03) January 3, 1969 (age 50)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mala Nani Htun
ChildrenZander Turner
Livia Turner
ResidenceAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Alma materAmerican University, School of International Service; Centre Europeen de Recherches Internationales et Strategiques
ProfessionCEO, DW Turner, Inc.

Douglas William Turner (born January 3, 1969) was a Republican candidate for the New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2010.[1] He was defeated in the June 1, 2010 primary election by Susana Martinez.

Early life and education[edit]

Turner graduated with a Bachelor of Arts form the American University School of International Service and has a master's degree in international relations from the Centre Europeen de Recherches Internationales et Strategiques, Universite Libre de Bruxelles/Universite de Paris Sud XI.


Turner was the state director (1994) and campaign manager (1998) for Gary Johnson's (R-NM) gubernatorial campaigns[citation needed] and worked as general consultant for both administrations. He also served as a deputy political director for Steve Forbes' 2000 bid for president of the United States.[2] Turner managed campaigns for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the New Mexico state legislature and consulted on political campaigns in Asia and Europe.

He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2005-2006,[3] a life member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, and a co-chair of the United World College - USA Alumni Council. He is a board member of the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools[4] and sits on the Albuquerque Managing Committee of the National Dance Institute of New Mexico. Turner served three terms as Chairman of the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission and a term on the Albuquerque Development Commission. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.[5]


A former syndicated columnist, Turner's articles have appeared in Time magazine, the Financial Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Carnegie Council's Policy Innovations, and Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun.[6]

Personal life[edit]

A native New Mexican, Turner owns and operates DW Turner, a public relations firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Albuquerque Man Seeks GOP Gubernatorial Nod". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  2. ^ "Republican Doug Turner wants to be the next Governor of New Mexico". [The New Mexico Independent]. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  3. ^ "Leadership Profile". Council on Foreign Relations. Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  4. ^ "New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools – Board of Directors 2009 - 2010". [New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools]. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  5. ^ "Foundation Voices". Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Abe's Boldness Key to Japan's Fortunes" (PDF). Daily Yomiuri. Retrieved 2009-11-13.