Rep. Eric Turner Wins Primary After Significant Challenge

Rep. Eric Turner won the GOP primary with 59 percent of the vote.

Eric Turner

Photo: Indiana House of Representatives Republican Caucus

Rep. Eric Turner was under investigation for a possible breach of the House Ethics Committee rules until he was cleared last month.

Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, has defeated his opponent but by a smaller margin than originally expected.

The AP reports Turner has received 59 percent of the vote compared to Parvin Gillim’s 41 percent.

Turner authored House Joint Resolution 3, the proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Recent allegations that Turner violated House Ethics Committee rules likely hurt his campaign.

Turner lobbied against a nursing home construction moratorium, even though he and his son both have ties to the industry.

The House Ethics Committee ultimately cleared Turner of the allegations but also indicated it needed to change its rules to prevent conflicts of interest.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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