[photo, State Delegate Frank S. Turner] FRANK S. TURNER, Democrat, District 13A, Howard County.

Member of House of Delegates since 1995. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1999- (oversight committee on personnel, 1999-; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural land preservation, 1999-; capital budget subcommittee, 2002-; vice-chair, education & economic development subcommittee, 2002-); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1995-. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1995-98 (gaming [gambling] law & regulation subcommittee). Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1995- (member, judicial nominating committee, 2000-, redistricting committee, 2000-). Chair, Howard County Delegation, 2001-.

Administrative aide to former North Carolina Governor Dan K. Moore. Member, Industrial Development Authority, Howard County, 1984. Member, Explosives Advisory Council, 1984-89. Special Assistant (small business) to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 1987-93. Judge, Orphans' Court, Howard County, 1990. Member, Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention of Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; Study Panel on Funding Needs of Trauma Centers, 2001-. Born in Mt. Pleasant, New York, July 6, 1947. North Carolina College at Durham, B.A. (social science), 1968; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law; North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 1973. Assistant Professor (business law & legal environment), Morgan State University. Deputy campaign manager for U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 1986. Member, American Business Law Association. Educator of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1991. Recognition of high scholastic achievement, Sigma Beta Delta, 1994. Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award, Association of Retarded Citizens of Maryland, 1996. Award, National Black Women's Consciousness-Raising Association, 1996. Adoption Visionary Award, Department of Human Resources, 1999. Achievement Award, Association of Retarded Citizens of Howard County, 2000. Distinguished Legislator Award, University of Maryland University College Alumni Association, 2000; Environmental Leadership Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2000. Conservationist of the Year Award, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2001. Certificate of Appreciation, Howard County Center of African-American Culture, Inc., 2001. Four children.

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