Sylvester Turner wiki, bio, mayor, age, wife, married
Sylvester Turner was born on 9th September, 1954 (age 61) in the city of Houston at Texas. He was the sixth child in the family with 5 elder siblings and 3 younger ones. He was brought up in the Acres home Community by his father who was a painter by profession and his mother who worked as a maid in Rice Hotel. He was awarded with valedictorian of graduating class and was chosen as class president by his friends at Klein High School. He was speaker of Student Senate when he was in the University of Houston. Turner graduated from Magna Cum Laude where he obtained his degree in B.A. in Political Science.
When he was in Harvard law School while obtaining J.D. degree, he was one of the finalists in Ames Moot Court. The bio info of Sylvester Turner, who spent half of his life in politics, include the following details. Sylvester Turner is known across the globe as the member of Texas House Of Representatives who has been serving from the year 1989. He is also the Mayor Elect Of Houston. Turner went to University of Houston as well as Harvard Law School. He fought for mayor Of Houston in the year 1991 but lost against Bob Lanier and the defeat repeated in the year 2003. In the year 2015, the day was 20th February; he made it public that he was going to fight for Houston Mayor in the election taking place in the year 2015. The Houston Chronicles endorsed him in the election to Mayor on 11th October. He won the run-off election for being the Mayor against Bill King on 12th December 2015. After completing his graduation from Harvard Law School, he joined a law firm whose name was ‘Fulbright And Jaworski”.
He established his own law firm and named it “Barnes & Turner” in the year 1983. He also served as adjunct professor at “Thurgood Marshall School Of Law”. He got admitted to state of Texas to practice. Turner is member of State Bar Of Texas, National Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Turner had opposed measures of limiting the lawsuits against any arms and ammunition and their manufacturers he also opposed allowing handguns concealed within bag pack and clothes on educational institutions including campuses and schools, and measures which reduces the number of training hours to achieve a license for a handgun. He supported the motion of prohibiting the state funds to enforce the regulations regarding the firearms.
Turner also went for the motion of abandoning the “pick-a-pal system”, a system where judges appoint commissioners who is authorized to pick anyone they want to serve on grand juries. This old but a man full of vigor was named as the “Most Valuable Player” in the Texas House by Capitol Inside just after accomplishment of 83rd legislative session. He also received “Hero Award” from NAACP and was again named as one of the best legislators of the 84th session by the Texas Monthly Magazine. He is also seen on social sites like twitter. He got married to a woman whose name is Cheryl Turner, his wife, with whom he got divorced because of different reasons. Cheryl Turner filed a divorce case on Lanier’s inauguration day.