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Richard Turner


Commissioner Richard W. Turner, (D) of Monroe, was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer effective March 5, 2021.

Richard Turner of Monroe currently is the director of the Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET), a labor management fund that promotes the Michigan construction industry. Turner has 47 years of experience and knowledge of the Michigan construction industry, including road and bridge building. He was first elected business manager for Laborers Local 465 in 1973, representing construction craft laborers in Monroe for 20 years. In 1993, Turner was elected secretary-treasurer for the Michigan Laborers District Council, representing 13,000 construction craft laborers, as well as serving on numerous boards and commissions. In addition to this work, he brings his 20 years of service as a Monroe County road commissioner to the State Transportation Commission.

Mr. Turner's commission will expire on December 21, 2023.