1) RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH - for or against protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

2) INCOME TAX CAP – 7% - For or Against-Reduce income tax rate to MAX 7%.

3) VICTIMS’ RIGHTS - For or Against- Strengthen protections for victims of crime to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims and ensure enforcement.

4) JUDICIAL MERIT FOR FILLING JUDGE VACANCY-For or Against- Implement non-partisan merit-based system that relies on professional qualifications instead of political influence when nominating Justices and judges to fill vacancies that occur between elections.

5) BIPARTISAN ELECTIONS AND ETHICS BOARD AND APPOINTMENT CONTROL- For or Against- Board of Ethics and Elections to administer ethics and election laws, clarify appointment authority of Legislature and Judicial Branches. Prevent Legislative member to serve on boards with executive or judicial authority.

6) VOTER ID- For or Against – Constitutional Amendment to require voters to provide photo ID before voting in person.


Image 1: ^ Rena receiving committee gavel from the Speaker Tim Moore for Justice and Public Safety Chairwoman.

Image 2: ^ Press conference with Rep. Scott Stone, Rep. Pat Hurley and Rep. Donny Lambeth and Frances Messer with Adult Care Licensure Section in DHHS.  HB 1071 makes assisted living charges more transparent for consumers.

Image 3: ^ Rep. Turner visiting PPG Paint Store in downtown Statesville with owner Vincent Brown.

Image 4: ^ Farm Rally in Raleigh.  Great participation!  Thanks for feeding us in NC and the world! (images 4-7)

Image 5 :  ^ Farm Rally in Raleigh.  Great participation!  Thanks for feeding us in NC and the world! (images 4-7)

Image 6 : ^ Farm Rally in Raleigh.  Great participation!  Thanks for feeding us in NC and the world! (images 4-7)

Image 7 : ^ Farm Rally in Raleigh.  Great participation!  Thanks for feeding us in NC and the world! (images 4-7)

Image 8 : ^ A vote on the floor of the NC House of Representatives.

Image 9 : ^ Representatives on the floor of the NC House, waiting for the next bill.

Image 10: ^ Participating in the July 4th Parade in Troutman.  Happy 4th!

Image 11: ^ These brothers served in Vietnam at the same time!  I’m sure that was a difficult time for their families but they lived to celebrate recognition at the Troutman Parade!  Thank you to our veterans who keep us free!

Image 12: ^ Rep. Turner speaking to classes of 4th graders about state government.

Image 13: ^ FFA representatives visiting Raleigh.  Thanks for coming to see me and others!

Image 14: ^ Visiting an oyster farm at the Outer Banks!

Image 15: ^ Proud of our Firemen!  A visit from Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Dept.

Image 16: ^ Participating in the hammering contest for Habitat Day.

Image 17: ^ The page program gives opportunities to high school students to participate in NC Government.  Thanks Mary R. for serving in the legislature!

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About Rena

2018 Committee Assignments
      During the past 6 years, I have earned the trust of my colleagues and leadership in the House of Representatives.  Committees are appointed by the Speaker of the House.  These are the positions I now hold that benefit my  constituents.
Standing Committees currently serving on by appointment of the Speaker Tim Moore:
  • Aging Committee, Chair
  • Agriculture Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Appropriations Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Education K-12
  • Judiciary I, Vice-Chair
  • Justice and Public Safety, Chair
  • State Personnel
  • Transportation
  • Interim Committees:
  • Strategic Planning in Transportation
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Program Evaluation Oversight
  • Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee
  • Building Codes Reform
Born, raised, and educated in Iredell County, Representative Turner is well-prepared to serve her freshman year representing her neighbors in newly-formed District 84. From an early age, she worked on the family dairy farm picking cotton, driving trucks, loading hay bales, and taking the 4 a.m. shift to milk cows.
     Formerly a teacher in the Iredell-Statesville Schools, she taught at Oakwood Junior High (now Statesville Middle School) and at Harmony Elementary after earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne University, a private liberal arts school in the rolling hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont. Rena earned the masters degree in 1990 from LRU while teaching and while raising her family. She went on to serve as the Clerk of Superior Court for Iredell County, where she gained a vast appreciation how North Carolina’s laws actually affect residents. Unlike clerks of court in other states, clerks of the Superior Court in North Carolina have numerous quasi-judicial functions — including probate, adoptions, competency proceedings, condemnation of private lands, and foreclosures. In that capacity, she was honored by her peers to serve as President of the North Carolina Clerks of Superior Court Conference.
      Representative Turner received the Distinguished Rotarian Award in 2008 and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Statesville Rotary Club. She was honored with the Laity Award for her participation and leadership in Friendship United Methodist Church, where she has been choir director and organist for 50 years. Living in Olin, Representative Turner and her husband Donald have been married for 46 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
      Representative Turner currently serves on seven committees: Agriculture; Appropriations; Education; Government; Judiciary; State Personnel; and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety.

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