Supervisor Michael R. Turner was elected to represent the Ashburn District on the Board of Supervisors in November 2019.
He serves as the chair of the Board of Supervisors Transportation and Land Use Committee and represents Loudoun on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. He also serves on the Fiscal Impact Committee.
Supervisor Turner is a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a former command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours as both an air rescue helicopter pilot and a fighter pilot. A Desert Storm veteran, he served on the U.S. Central Command staff before and during the war. Turner’s final assignment was on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993-1997, where he worked in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate.
Since his retirement from the Air Force in 1997, Turner has worked principally as a nonprofit development officer at six nonprofit organizations with varied missions, including disaster relief, encouraging entrepreneurship among America’s youth, providing free credit counseling to families in need and helping military and veteran families. He also has nonprofit experience in legislative affairs.
From 2003-2004, Turner was a military commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, KQED radio, and Newsweek online. In 2008, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.
Turner is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Air Medal. He has a bachelor’s degree in science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in business administration from Chapman University in California. He lives in Lansdowne.