Family values are important to Chris. He comes from a large immediate and extended family that is deeply rooted in our area. Although he has traveled extensively, having grown up in Haughton, he decided this was the best place to raise his own family.
Chris and wife Cathy have been married 30 years. Cathy is a career educator in Bossier Parish and currently serves as the Principal at Platt Elementary. They have two adult children, William and Abby, who both graduated from Haughton High School and Louisiana Tech University. Chris grew up attending Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City where he served two terms as a church elder and they presently attend First Baptist Church in Haughton.
After graduating from Bossier Parish Community College, and LSU-Shreveport, Chris began his 30 year career in law enforcement at the local, state and federal level. He served 24 years with the United States Marshals Service, was a trooper with the Louisiana State Police, a reserve police officer with Bossier City Police Department, and as a firefighter/EMT for Bossier Parish Fire District #1. In addition to his established career, Chris served as a board member of Haughton Athletics for five years and as President for two years where he spearheaded the effort to construct the Lawson “Bo” Brandon Sports Complex. He also worked as a committee member of Ducks Unlimited and served with the Delta Waterfowl wildlife conservation organizations. Chris Turner has supported and served our community his entire adult life, whether it be with a chainsaw and storm clean up, or feeding volunteers that gather together to better our community, Chris is all in.
Leading from the Front
Not one to sit ideally by and lament change, he knew it was time to do what he does best, lead from the front. Chris spent his career defending and protecting the freedoms and livelihoods of law-abiding citizens in our nation and our state. He has successfully built coalitions of leaders with varying skills and talents to carry out the desired missions and goals. Chris knows what it takes to work with others to deliver the intended results and knew it was time to utilize his years of training and experience for the next phase in his life. After much discussion with Cathy, Will and Abby, as well as his family and closest friends, he knew he had been preparing for this opportunity and decided to run for the Louisiana House of Representatives.
As State Representative, Chris will bring his effective leadership style to the Legislature to facilitate change for all of District 9. Some of the many critical needs he aims to advance is much needed infrastructure improvements, support for local government, economic development initiatives, and to ensure our tax dollars that are sent to Baton Rouge, are fairly returned to us in Bossier Parish. Northwest Louisiana has been overlooked long enough.