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Joe Turnham's Notables


1981 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Auburn University

Professional Career:

1982-1999 Sales and Project Manager Family Business Alabama Contract Sales, Inc.
1999 to Present, Professional Consultant and Strategist, Self-Employed

Political Experience:

1995-1998 & 2005-2011 to Present, Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party
Chair Alabama Delegation and Super delegate to the 1996 & 2010 Democratic Presidential Conventions
1998, Democratic Nominee, U.S. Congress 42% CD-3
2002, Democratic Nominee, U.S. Congress 48.5% CD-3
1995-1998 & 2005-2011, Member Democratic National Committee
2005-2011, Member and Board Member, Association of State Democratic Chairs
1999-2004 Founding Director, Alabama League of Environmental Action Voters, now Conservation Alabama

Media and Public Affairs Experience:

Frequent Political Contributor for National Fox News Live
Guest Political Commentator NBC Affiliate Channel 12
Frequent Guest Alabama Public Television For The Record
Frequent Op-Ed Writer various Daily Newspapers
Author, Leading From Our Knees, a Leadership Devotional

Civic Involvement:

Past President Kiwanis Club of Auburn, Alabama
Past Certified Lay Speaker, United Methodist Church
Past Board Member Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County
Past Board Member Alabama Rivers Alliance
Past Board Member 4-H Foundation of Alabama
Current National Board Member, Democrats for Life of America
National Board of Advisors for Redeem the Vote


Born 10-28-1959, Age 64, Reside Auburn, Alabama
Married since 1989 to Paula Smith Turnham
Two Children, Abby 34 and Matthew 28
Son of Ret. State Rep. Pete Turnham and Kay Turnham
Member, Auburn First Baptist Church