Nina Turner

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Nina Turner
Nina Turner in 2016.jpg
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 25th district
In office
September 15, 2008 – December 31, 2014
Preceded byLance Mason
Succeeded byKenny Yuko
Personal details
Born
Nina Hudson

(1967-12-07) December 7, 1967 (age 53)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jeffery Turner
Children1 son
EducationCleveland State University (BA, MA)

Nina Turner (born December 7, 1967) is an American progressive politician. Turner, a Democrat, served as a member of the Ohio State Senate from 2008 to 2014, and was elected to be the chamber’s Minority Whip in the 129th General Assembly.

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Turner has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party. She endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016[1] and became an active supporter for him.[2]

Turner is President of the Sanders-affiliated group Our Revolution in 2017, taking over from former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver.[3]

After Marcia Fudge was selected as Biden's nomination for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,[4] Turner filed paperwork to run for in the special election for Ohio's 11th congressional district.[5]

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  1. "Ohio's Nina Turner jumps from Clinton to Sanders". POLITICO. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. "Ohio Democrat Nina Turner Is Trying To Convince Black Voters To Take A Chance On Sanders". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  3. Weigel, David (June 29, 2017). "Nina Turner, a Democratic Party critic, takes the resigns of Sanders-founded group". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  4. Miller, Zeke; Wiseman, Paul (December 9, 2020). "AP sources: Biden to pick Katherine Tai as top trade envoy". Associated Press. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  5. "Form 1 for Nina Turner for US". Federal Election Commission. December 9, 2020. Retrieved December 9, 2020.