Veronica L. Turner

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Veronica L. Turner
Veronica L. Turner (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 26
In office
January 8, 2003 – January 14, 2015
Preceded by David M. Valderrama
Constituency Prince George's County
Personal details
Born (1950-02-07) February 7, 1950 (age 68)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carson Turner
Residence Temple Hills, Maryland

Veronica L. Turner (born February 7, 1950) is an American politician who represents district 26 in the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Born in Washington, D.C., February 7, 1950. Attended Prince George's Community College; Tennessee State University, George Meany Center for Labor Studies. [2] Member of House of Delegates since January 8, 2003. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003- (government operations subcommittee, 2003–04; health occupations subcommittee, 2003–04; public health subcommittee, 2003–05; health insurance subcommittee, 2004; insurance subcommittee, 2004; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2005; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2005–10; public health & long-term care subcommittee, 2005-; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2011-); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2005-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-. Vice-Chair, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011- (member, law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2003–07; bi-county committee, 2008–10; vice-chair, Maryland-national capital park and planning commission committee, 2008–10). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2003- (2nd vice-chair, 2004–06; 1st vice-chair, 2006–08; chair, 2008–10). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003- (endorsement committee, 2006). Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 2004–09; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2009-11.

President, Local 63, Service Employees International Union, 1996- (secretary-treasurer, 1995–96; vice-president, 1993–95). Clinical specialist and analyst, Prince George's Hospital Center, 1969-96. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 2004 (alternate). Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 1998-2002. Member, Prince George's County Women's Political Caucus; Coalition for Labor Union Women (vice-president, Maryland chapter; DC chapter); National Council of Negro Women; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Prince George's County Rainbow Coalition. Former president, Camp Springs Civic Association. Board member, Prince George's County Planned Parenthood Association. Member, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church. Married.

In the legislature[edit]

Turner has been a member of House of Delegates since January 8, 2003. She serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee and its government operations subcommittee. She is also an officer in the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

Legislative notes[edit]

Bills introduced by Delegate Veronica Turner and enacted into law by the Maryland General Assembly.

House Bill 345 This bill required hospitals to inform patients when doctors will bill separately for their services for those admitted to a hospital.

House Bill 1149 This provided procedures for License Renewal and the Disciplining of Electrologists.

House Bill 884 This bill provided a grant for Daughters for a Day to assist elderly women in tasks outside their home.

House Bill 883 This bill provided for the renovation of Forest Heights Municipal Building.

House Bill 62 This bill required that the state pay for the difference in cost between the price of a normal septic tank and one which has nitrogen removal technology when the replacement is required.

House Bill 1306 This bill provided for the improvement of athletic facilities at Crossland High School in Camp Springs, MD.

House Bill 709 This bill permitted County Health Officers to contract for services on a stand by basis.

House Bill 354 This bill provided procedures and requirements to permit retired and out of state dentist to obtain temporary licenses and obtain permits to operate temporary dental clinics in indigent areas.