Councilmember Turner was first elected to the City Council in November 2002, and was re-elected in November 2006, 2010, and 2014. He served as Mayor from 2004 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2016. His term on the Council expires in December 2018.
Councilmember Turner serves on the City's Finance & Administration and Public Works & Facilities Committees; Inflow & Infiltration, Mill Site, Technology, and Town Hall Dais Ad Hoc Committees; and as the City's representative to the Fort Bragg Fire Protection Authority and Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority (MSWMA).
Dave was born in Fort Bragg at the old Coast Hospital in 1951. His family moved to the Bay Area in 1960. Dave attended Stanford University where he majored in "Social Thought and Institutions," a political science honors program. While attending Stanford, he opened a specialty sleep shop to help pay his way through college. The sleep shop business took off, and in 1992, Dave moved his business, FloBeds, to Fort Bragg.
Dave and his wife Anne celebrated their 35th Anniversary in 2014. They moved back to Fort Bragg in 1992 to raise their children in a town "where the community watches out for kids." Dave and Anne have four children: Katie, Dewey, Packie and Bryna; and two granddaughters: Rowan Elli and Zoey Mae.
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