State Rep. Robert Turner, D-Racine, announced today "that he is seriously considering joining the mayoral race in the wake of Mayor Gary Becker's resignation."
Turner's statement said:
Turner, a 28-year veteran of the Racine City Council, points to his experience working with four Racine mayors (Olsen, Davies, Smith and Becker) since he was first elected to the Racine Common Council in 1976. Turner left the Council in 2004.
Representative Turner stated that his extensive knowledge of the workings of Racine city government, his 15-year tenure as Chairman of the Finance and Personnel Committee, and his genuine love of Racine as motivation for his decision.
Representative Turner has also represented the City of Racine in the State Assembly since 1991. “I believe I not only have the tools, but the honesty and integrity to restore credibility and fiscal responsibility to the Mayor’s office in Racine,” said Turner.