Nashville, January 24, 2012: Community leader and small businessman Steven Turner has announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for State House District 58. Turner, a native Nashvillian and long-time resident of the 58th district, is seeking to build on his 2010 campaign in which he came within 170 votes of the 25 year incumbent Rep. Mary Pruitt.
“Now more than ever, Nashville and the 58th District needs a strong voice in the legislature to speak out on behalf of underserved families against those who work to silence their voices and ignore the rights of our city and its residents” said Turner. “I remain committed to serving my community by running for the opportunity to stand up for our seniors, our teachers, our students, and all of the other Tennesseans who have been under attack in the past legislative session.”
The Democratic Primary will be held August 2, 2012, with early voting starting July 13th and ending July 28th.
Steven Turner, 28, lives in East Nashville with his wife, Jakil, a 3rd grade school teacher with MNPS, and son Thomas James (TJ). Turner graduated with a degree in Network Communications from DeVry University in Atlanta and returned to Nashville to be a part of his family’s telecommunications firm, Universal Electric. He was recently appointed by Mayor Karl Dean on July 5, 2011 to serve a five year term on the Metro Traffic and Parking Commission. In addition, he has been recognized with an NAACP Top 45 under 45 award for his work in voter advocacy through his non-profit organization Voting Is Priceless.