Bob Turner

Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Turner, Ragusa both claim victory to lead Queens GOP
Politics Melissa Chan 10/02/2013 at 11:21AM

The Queens Republican Party civil war is not over, and Phil Ragusa did not reclaim his throne yet, his opponents say. Both Ragusa and former Congressmember Bob Turner have declared themselves winners in the election to head the Queens GOP after a six hour contentious meeting on September 27. According to Party officials, Ragusa won [...]

EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
Politics Melissa Chan 4/03/2013 at 2:19PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich and ex-Congressmember Bob Turner were two of many Queens leaders questioned in the FBI’s probe into the county’s GOP last year, The Courier has learned. “At some point during this investigation, I was questioned by the FBI, as were many other people,” said Ulrich, 28. “I told them what I knew on [...]

Queens congressmembers get mixed results on environment
Politics Melissa Chan 2/26/2013 at 3:38PM

Some Queens congressmembers aced their green test last year. But some were average, and one was at the bottom of the class. That is according to the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) latest national environmental scorecard. Congressmembers Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney were tops, with each scoring a 97, followed by Joseph Crowley [...]

Wendy Long wins primary, to face Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November
Wendy Long wins primary, to face Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November
News Billy Rennison 6/27/2012 at 2:08AM

In a minor upset, Wendy Long handily won the three-way race in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Long, a New York City attorney, defeated Congressmember Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos. She secured a majority of the vote with 51 percent, according to reports. Turner finished with 36 percent, while Maragos received [...]

Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
Live Coverage: Queens Primary Day at the races
News Queens Courier Staff 6/26/2012 at 2:27PM

11:40 P.M. In a released written statement, Bob Turner, who lost tonight’s U.S. Senate Republican primary to Wendy Long said: “I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight. I want to thank Chairman Cox and all of the Republicans from across the state who supported me in this campaign. I went to Congress last [...]

Primary Guide: U.S. Senate
Politics Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 10:37AM

Name: Wendy Long Party: Republican Current Position: Long is a member of Mitt Romney’s Justice Advisory Committee, teaches Roman Catholic catechism in New York City for the Narnia program, and is a member of the New York City Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit. Personal Info: Long lives in Manhattan with her husband, Arthur, their two children, [...]

Urge Turner to support gun control
Letters Queens Courier Staff 1/12/2012 at 4:58PM

It seems to me that Congressmember Bob Turner’s standing with others to raise thousands of dollars for the family of slain Police Officer Peter Figoski might soften his views against gun control.  I implore him to stand with Congressmember Carolyn McCarthy to ban the sale of extended capacity ammunition magazines.  Extending background checks on purchases [...]

Congressmember Bob Turner working to fix water woes
Congressmember Bob Turner working to fix water woes
News Queens Courier Staff 12/16/2011 at 3:24PM

Last week, Congressmember Bob Turner met with Colonel John Boule, district commander of the New York District Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss the Army Corps of Engineers’ projects in the 9th Congressional District. Projects discussed included ecosystem restoration in Jamaica Bay, the Jamaica Bay Federal Channel (at Rockaway Inlet) Navigation project, the Storm Risk [...]

Turner ready to tackle the tough issues
Turner ready to tackle the tough issues
News Jay Lane 9/27/2011 at 2:30PM

Newly-elected Congressmember Bob Turner beat the odds when he defeated David Weprin in the Special Election for Congressional District 9. Now the former businessman is getting to work in Washington, representing the people of Queens and Brooklyn. During a brief respite from meetings and votes in the nation’s capital, Turner spoke with The Queens Courier [...]