Our Story--A Message from Gail Turner

Below is a message from Don's wife of 34 years, Gail, on their story together--and why you should vote Don on Tuesday, November 6th: Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner Responds to Lt. Governor David Zuckerman’s Comments on Vaccines and the CDC

Milton, VT--Today, candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner issued the following statement in response to Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman’s remarks opposing the elimination of the philosophical exemption for vaccines and impugning the integrity of the Centers for Disease Control during the VTDigger Lieutenant Governor Debate: Continue reading

The Final Weeks

Over the final weeks of the campaign, Don has been overwhelmed with the support he's received from Vermonters in all corners of our state. We wanted to send you some of the recent letters to the editor Don's received in support of his campaign for Lt. Governor. Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 30th through November 6th

Milton, VT - Today, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner announced his public schedule for Tuesday, October 30th through Tuesday, November 6th.For more information on Don’s candidacy, please visit www.donturnerjr.org.Tuesday, October 30th7:00am - 7:30amWVMT, Charlie and Ernie (with Rep. Kurt Wright)7:45am - 9:00amWinooski Sign WaveMain Street, Winooski, VT4:30pm - 5:30pmWilliston Sign WaveTaft Corners, Williston, VT Continue reading

St. Albans Messenger Endorses Turner

Don Turner best choice for Lt. Gov. When Moody’s downgraded Vermont’s bond rating this week, it also set some parameters for what Vermonters should consider when they choose between the candidates in the general election Nov. 6. The issue, as Moody’s stressed, is the state’s low rate of growth, the aging of its population, and how it handles its unfunded pension liabilities. It’s an issue of fiscal discipline and how we reorient our economy to produce the growth and the jobs that go along with it. It’s Vermont’s fundamental challenge. In the Lt. Gov.’s race between progressive David Zuckerman and Republican Don Turner, it’s Mr. Turner who is best equipped to help meet the state’s challenges. Mr. Turner’s entire political life has been focused on precisely what Moody’s says ails us. In contrast, Mr. Zuckerman’s political objectives, almost without exception, land on the far left of the political spectrum, and do little to address Vermont’s core challenges. His most widely known proposal to stimulate growth is that of legalizing the recreational sale of marijuana Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 23rd through October 29th

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 23rd through October 29th Milton, VT - Today, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner announced his public schedule for Tuesday, October 23rd through Monday, October 29th. Don will be meeting with Vermonters to discuss his focus on affordability. Continue reading

Turner Cares About Southern Vermont

We need comprehensive leadership under the Golden Dome. Representative Don Turner brings a number of perspectives to the position of Lieutenant Governor—that of a legislator for 13 years, first responder for over 30 years, town manager, and small businessman. He is a true public servant.  Continue reading

A More Affordable Vermont

Vermonters are yearning for tax relief and fiscal responsibility from Montpelier. As public servants, we owe it to them to answer their calls. As your next Lieutenant Governor, I will laser focus on affordability and the economy by restoring collaboration and balance under the Golden Dome. - Don Turner

Don Responds to Moody's Downgrade: Calls on Zuckerman to Withdraw Support of Divestment

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner Responds to Moody’s Downgrade; Calls on Lt. Governor Zuckerman to Withdraw Support for Divestment Milton, VT--Today, candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner issued the following statement in response to Vermont’s bond rating downgrade issued by Moody’s Investor Service: “Vermont has enjoyed a longstanding triple A rating from Moody’s, thanks in large part to our strong financial management at the state level. However, it is clear that our demographic crisis and increases in our unfunded liabilities have led to severe budgetary and financial challenges. “Over the last decade, the Legislature has committed to fully funding our annual contributions to the pension fund. The ballooning payment schedule led to an investment of around $100 million in the FY19 budget to pay down liabilities, which I fully support. “However, this downgrade clearly illustrates that we cannot afford to take any risks with our unfunded liabilities. We owe it to our taxpayers, state employees, teachers, and retirees to get this right. Continue reading