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Senator Doris Turner (D)
48th District

Photograph of Senator  Doris Turner (D)
 

Springfield Office:
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-0228
District Office:
130 East Main St.
Suite B
Carlinville, IL  62626
(217) 854-4502
Additional District Addresses
Years served: 2021 -

Committee assignments: Agriculture; State Government; Tourism and Hospitality; Veterans Affairs (Vice-Chair); App-Health; Redistricting- E Central & SE IL (Sub-Vice-Chair); Redistricting- West Central IL (Sub-Vice-Chair); Redistricting- Southwestern IL (Sub-Vice-Chair).

Biography: Following a long and productive tenure on the Springfield City Council and Sangamon County Board, Senator Doris Turner was appointed to represent the 48th Legislative District in February of 2021. She is a past member of the Springfield /Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, Springfield/Sangamon County Health Initiative Board of Directors, Voices for Illinois Children Springfield Leadership Team, Chamber of Commerce Q5 Initiative Diversity Council, Medics First Board of Directors, and a founding board member of the Southern Illinois University Federally Qualified Health Center. She is a current member of the Sangamon County Board of Health, Friends of Sangamon County Drug Court, and co-chair of the Springfield High Speed Railroad Community Advisory Commission. Senator Turner is a lifelong resident of Springfield. A recent retiree after working 33 years for the State of Illinois with twenty-two of those with the Department of Public Health, she has spent her entire career working to enhance the lives of those around her and looks forward to continuing this work in the state Senate. Senator Turner is a member of Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. She and her husband, Cecil, have three children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Associated Senator(s): Avery Bourne
 Sue Scherer