Meet Carter

Meet Carter

About Carter Turner

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 Carter was born in Culpeper, Virginia, moving to Salem with his family at age 7.  A 1987 graduate of Salem High School, he was a member of the 1986 Regional Championship football team and co-captain of the tennis team. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in History where he served as an executive officer in the German Club, he earned an M.A. from the Iliff School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the University of Denver.  Spending most of his career in academia, he was an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Radford University for over a decade and now serves as their Associate Director of Advancement. He has been married for 22 years to Karen who serves as Chief Administrative Officer at Community Housing Partners. Their daughter Callaway is a sophomore at Penn State University.






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Carter Turner will fight to make sure all Virginians have access to affordable health insurance and ensure they cannot be denied coverage due to preexisting conditions.  He understands that affordable healthcare is an economic development issue, a quality of life issue and is simply the right thing to do. This kind of leadership is exactly what we […]

Creigh Deeds
State Senator, Virginia

There are a lot of critical issues facing Virginia and Carter Turner has the drive and determination to tackle even the toughest challenges. His willingness to seek the best solution — not the political solution — is exactly what we need in Richmond.

Justin Fairfax
Lt. Governor, Virginia

Carter Turner will make a strong Delegate because he will lead with conviction and a genuine commitment to his constituents. He understands the issues unique to his District and isn’t afraid to stand up for their best interests.

Tom Perriello
New Virginia Way, President & Former Congressman

One life lost is one too many

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