District 4

The Honorable Todd M. Turner, Chair

Constituent areas include: Bowie, Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Westchester Park, parts of Lanham-Seabrook and Upper Marlboro

Service.Community.Progress

TERM:
​12/3/2018 - 12/5/2022

TIME ON COUNCIL:
​12/1/2014 - Present
PARTY AFFILIATION:
​Democrat

Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner was reelected in the November 2018 General Election to serve a second four-year term on the County Council, representing District 4.  Council Member Turner was also elected by his colleagues to serve as Council Chair for Legislative Year 2019.  He previously served as Legislative Year 2018 Council Vice-Chair.  In 2018, he chaired the Council’s Transportation, Housing and Environment, and Rules & General Assembly committees, and served as a Public Safety & Fiscal Management committee member.  Chair Turner represents the County Council on the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Board of Directors; the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC); and is a member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) Legislative Committee, and Large Counties Coalition.  Prior to his election to the Council, Chair Turner served as a Legislative Officer for the County Council from 2007 through 2014. He is a former Bowie City Council Member, elected to represent the 3rd Council District from 2005 through 2009; elected to an At-Large Bowie City Council seat in 2011; and reelected to that seat in 2013.  Chair Turner served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2007 – 2009, becoming the first African-American to hold the position in the City of Bowie’s history. Chair Turner previously held the position of Director of Constituent Services for former District 4 County Council Member Douglas J.J. Peters (2003-2006) and served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Maryland State Senate President Thomas Mike V. Miller, Jr. (D-27th District). County Council Chair Todd Turner was born and raised in New York City.  He and his wife, Anita Gauhar Turner, reside in Bowie with their two daughters – Rachel and Maya.