- Category : 1946-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (10,16,20,21)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Empowering
American political activist who ran for mayor of San Antonio, Texas in mid-1995, claiming a shoestring budget and a platform of honest reform. She is believed to be a multimillionaire, due to her divorce settlement from corporate executive Tom Turner, her third husband. Challenged to make public tax returns from her investment business, Turner refused. The media championed her as the underdog in the mayoral race and gave her kid-gloves treatment as the "little guy" challenging a corrupt establishment. Her campaign came with 5,000 votes of winning, though some journalists declared her to be manipulative, deceitful and self-serving.
Turner took on a total of three San Antonio mayoral elections and forced a run-off in her last two attempts, but did not win her way into the halls of power.
A graduate of UT Austin, she has been active in civic, social and charitable groups much of her life. She has managed a city council district office, been a deputy sheriff reservist, a Commissioner on the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau and a board member of the Homeowner-Taxpayer Association. A member of the San Antonio Junior Forum, she is a Life Member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. She has fought such measures as adding fluorine to city drinking water.