Steven Turner to challenge Mary Pruitt in House District 58

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:20am
Staff reports

Steven Turner, a 28-year-old small-business man who unsuccessfully tried to unseat longtime state Rep. Mary Pruitt in the Democratic primary two years, is giving it another shot.

Turner announced intentions Tuesday to run as a Democrat for the state House District 58 seat in August. In 2010, Pruitt defeated Turner by 167 votes in the heavily Democratic district.

“Now more than ever, Nashville and the 58th District needs a strong voice in the legislature to speak out on behalf of underserved families against those who work to silence their voices and ignore the rights of our city and its residents” Turner said in a press release.

Turner, a resident of East Nashville, works for the telecommunications firm Universal Electric. Mayor Karl Dean recently appointed Turner to the Metro Traffic and Parking Commission.

The Democratic primary is set for Aug. 2.

2 Comments on this post:

By: PKVol on 1/24/12 at 1:46

Even the most liberal democrat would be better than Pruitt getting paid for doing nothing.

By: govskeptic on 1/25/12 at 5:24

After inheriting this job Ms. Pruitt has been a total waste of effort,
time, and money to the betterment of the district or to Metro in general!