Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, and State Sen. John Lehman, D-Racine, have endorsed State Rep. Bob Turner, D-Racine, in his race for mayor. Both were present at the opening of Turner's Sixth Street campaign office last Thursday.
A press release from Turner's campaign today quotes Sheridan saying: “Bob has dedicated his life to serving the people of Racine -- both at City Hall and in the State Capitol. With more than 30 years of experience governing at the state and local level, Bob Turner will serve as mayor with great ability, integrity and innovation.”
It quotes Lehman saying: “Bob Turner has so much experience to offer to the City of Racine. Bob is the only candidate that has the knowledge and relationships to work cooperatively with everyone. He connects so well with the citizens, labor organizations, and businesses here. Electing Bob Turner will assure that all Racinians, not just select groups, will have a part in restoring the city of Racine.”
The special election for mayor will be held on Tuesday, May 5. Turner came in second in the April 7 primary, to John Dickert. Also running, this time as a write-in, is Jody Harding, who came in seventh in the primary.