ANNOUNCER: Did you hear the one about the state senator who lives in Knott County making a wrong turn on Highway 80? Instead of turning the right way to go home, he heads the wrong way to Hazard where his business interests are. If this is a joke, why aren't the people of Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson and Knott counties laughing?
TURNER: It's time for a real change in Frankfort.
ANNOUNCER: Johnny Ray Turner - real leadership for real results.
When election night came Johnny Ray Turner won the 29th state senate democratic primary with 54 percent of the vote. Since then (both in 2004 and in 2008) Senator Turner has been challenged by former senator Baileys' nephew Eric Shane Hamilton. In the 2004 campaign senator Turner won re-election by just 24 votes. In the 2008 election Senator Turner was once again challenged by Mr. Hamilton. In this election Senator turner was once again re-elected capturing 53.5 percent of the vote.
Kentucky Senator Johnny Ray Turner, chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, was indicted on allegations of using illegal campaign donations and charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy.(People & Politics)
Jul 01, 2005; Kentucky Senator Johnny Ray Turner, chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, was indicted on allegations of using illegal campaign...
INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY ISSUED ON DEC. 13: STATE SEN. TURNER PLEADS GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR VOTE BUYING CHARGE
Dec 13, 2006; The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued the following press release:...