Carl Turner is a career Financial, Process Improvement and Project Management professional with a long track-record of building teams and delivering results. He analyzes, listens, asks questions and leads. A Leawood resident for 32 years, Carl was active in his daughter's education, led a team of parents to improve the student experience at Leawood Middle School, and coached softball and basketball teams for many years. He stays active in the community through a weekly biking group, volunteering with charitable and civic groups and serving as president of his neighborhood HOA.

The youngest of four kids, Carl's parents both worked during his childhood. His mom drove a school bus for twenty years and his dad was a machinist at the TWA overhaul base.

His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic at an early age -- mowing lawns and working in a gas station through high school to earn a paycheck. After high school, he was off to college and spent his summers working in a North Kansas City warehouse driving a forklift as an order filler. After college he started his career, got married, had the best blessing ever in the birth of his daughter, went back for his MBA and fully lived all the joys and setbacks of his American dream.

Throughout Carl's career he has built a strong business acumen and trusted skills as a strong leader, communicator and team-builder. He is a quick learner, problem-solver, and team-builder with a passion for establishing positive relationships at all levels of an organization.

Elected to the Kansas House in 2020, he serves on the following committees important to Johnson County: Taxation; Health & Human Services; Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications; Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits.

Carl and his daughter at the Reagan Library

Carl with WW2 veterans on Heartland Honor Flight trip to DC.