Scott Turner (politician)

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Scott Turner
No. 29, 21
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-02-26) February 26, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth: Richardson, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Richardson (TX) Pearce
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 1995 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Eric Scott Turner (born February 26, 1972 in Richardson, Texas) is a retired American football cornerback and a Texas state representative for the 33rd District, which includes part of Collin County and all of Rockwall County. He is a Republican.[1]

Football career[edit]

As a football player, Turner played defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos between 1995 and 2004. Turner played college football at the University of Illinois, and graduated from Illinois with a degree in speech communications.

Political career[edit]

Scott Turner
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
January 2013
Personal details
Born Eric Scott Turner
(1972-02-26) February 26, 1972 (age 43)
Richardson, Texas, USA
Political party Republican

Turner's first run for a political office was in 2006 for the vacated office of California's 50th congressional district in the 2006 special election. The congressional seat was previously held by Duke Cunningham. Running as a Republican in the election on April 11, 2006, Turner received 1.43% of the vote, ranking eighth among the Republican candidates in that contest.[citation needed]

In 2012, Turner was elected to the Texas House of Representatives for District 33.

Turner challenged Joe Straus for role of Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives in January 2015, the first recorded Speaker vote since 1976.[2] Turner lost to Straus by 127 votes to 19.[3]


  1. ^ Scott Turner.
  2. ^ Batheja, Aman (November 25, 2014). "Last Contested Vote for Texas House Speaker Was in 1975". Texas Tribune (Austin, Texas). Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "San Antonio Republican Joe Straus re-elected speaker with all El Paso votes". El Paso times. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 

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