Doris (Doris) Turner (D-SS48)
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Capitol: 217.782.0228
FAX: 217.782.0813
District: 217.726.5311
Section F, Room B Stratton Office Building 401 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
1210 South Jasper
Decatur, IL 62521
Elected: 2021    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Cecil   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Agriculture
MemberSubcommittee on Higher Education
Vice ChairSubcommittee on Special Issues
MemberSenate Committee on Behavioral and Mental Health
MemberSenate Committee on State Government
MemberSubcommittee on Education
MemberSenate Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberSenate Committee on Education
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities
Counties Representing
Du Page / Kane / Will


Following a long and productive tenure on the Springfield City Council and Sangamon County Board, Senator Doris Turner was appointed to represent the 48th Legislative District in February of 2021. She is a past member of the Springfield /Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, Springfield/Sangamon County Health Initiative Board of Directors, Voices for Illinois Children Springfield Leadership Team, Chamber of Commerce Q5 Initiative Diversity Council, Medics First Board of Directors, and a founding board member of the Southern Illinois University Federally Qualified Health Center. She is a current member of the Sangamon County Board of Health, Friends of Sangamon County Drug Court, and co-chair of the Springfield High Speed Railroad Community Advisory Commission. Senator Turner is a lifelong resident of Springfield. A recent retiree after working 33 years for the State of Illinois with twenty-two of those with the Department of Public Health, she has spent her entire career working to enhance the lives of those around her and looks forward to continuing this work in the state Senate. Senator Turner is a member of Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. She and her husband, Cecil, have three children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.