The Honorable Todd M. Turner, Chair
Constituent areas include: Bowie, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Westchester Park, parts of Lanham-Seabrook and Upper Marlboro
12/3/2018 - 12/5/2022
TIME ON COUNCIL:
12/1/2014 - Present
Todd M. Turner (D-District 4) was elected to his first four-year term in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 on the Prince George’s County Council. District 4 constituent areas include Bowie, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Westchester Park and parts of Lanham-Seabrook, and Upper Marlboro.
Council Member Turner was also elected by his colleagues to serve as Council Chair for Legislative Year 2019. He previously served as Council Vice-Chair in Legislative Year 2018. Previously he chaired both the Council’s Transportation, Housing and Environment (THE) Committee and Rules & General Assembly (RGA) Committee and was a member of the Council’s Public Safety & Fiscal Management (PSFM) Committee. He represents the County Council on the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Board of Directors, the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC) and as a member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) Legislative Committee and Large Counties Coalition.
Council Member Turner is a 2017 graduate of the Academy of Excellence in Governance at the Institute of Governmental Service of the University of Maryland, the 2017 Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) class, and the 2012 Leadership Prince George’s (LPG) class. In addition, he is a 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award from the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government (WMCOG).
Prior to his election to the Council, Turner served as a Legislative Officer for the Prince George’s County Council from 2007 through 2014. In addition, he served as a Council Member for the City of Bowie, representing the 3rd Council District from 2005 through 2009. In 2011, he was elected as an At-Large member of the Council and re-elected in 2013. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2007 – 2009, becoming the first African-American to hold the position in the City’s history. He also represented the City on the Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board, where he served as Chair in 2012.
Turner held the position of Director of Constituent Services for Prince George’s County Council Member Douglas J.J. Peters (D-4th District), (2003-2006) where he was responsible for constituent services, community outreach and media relations. He served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Maryland State Senate President Thomas Mike V. Miller, Jr. (D-27th District) as a legislative analyst with the Senate Committee responsible for oversight on education, health and environmental legislative issues before the Maryland General Assembly during 2002.
Council Member Turner is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College (C.U.N.Y.). While in C.U.N.Y., he was a recipient of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund's Earl Warren Scholarship, a Bronx County Black Bar Association scholarship and he held several intern positions, including the Office of the NYC Comptroller (as a grant recipient from J.P. Morgan), the N.Y.C. Office of Management and Budget, and the Community and Economic Development Unit of Brooklyn Legal Services. Council Member Turner is admitted to the bar in New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia.