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Escambia Democratic Party Elects New Chairman

Pensacola, FL – The Escambia Democratic Party this evening overwhelmingly elected local attorney, James F. Turner, Jr., 29, as Chairman. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Turner will to lead the party through the 2010 election cycle.

“As we work to move Escambia County and this state forward in 2010, we also look forward to expanding our membership to help us bring more voters to the polls. Its my hope that we can work to build on the momentum that has been sweeping the state and that we can seize on this unprecedented opportunity to change Tallahassee by electing Alex Sink as our next Governor, electing a strong Democrat to serve with Sen. Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate, electing strong
Democrats to serve as our next Attorney General and Agriculture Commissioner and electing more Democrats to Congress and the Florida Legislature,” said Chairman Turner.

James Turner is a Pensacola native who has practiced law in the area since 2004. He currently works with the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program representing the best interests of children in Florida’s court system who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Mr. Turner has been active in both local and state politics having previously been elected by the Escambia County Democratic Party to represent the county at the state level. Subsequently, he was elected as
Chairman of the First Congressional District Committee of the Florida Democratic Party, covering Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes counties.

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