Former Alderwoman Doris Turner (Ward 3) was sworn in on February 9, 2021 as State Senator Doris Turner of the IL 48th District.
She is no longer serving as Springfield Ward 3 Alderwoman.
Roy Williams, Jr. was appointed March 16, 2021 to fill her vacant seat.
Below is the original article and biography for when she ran in 2019 for City Council to represent Ward 3.
“…experienced; a record of supporting neighborhoods; sponsored the boarded and abandoned property ordinance; supports balanced development; 2016 winner of ICON Good Neighbor Award…”
Facebook: Doris Turner – Alderman Ward 3
Doris Turner was first elected to the Springfield City Council representing Ward 3 in April 2011 after having served for ten years on the Sangamon County Board. Doris recently retired from the Illinois Department of Public Health after working 33 years for the State of Illinois; twenty-two of those with the Department of Public Health. She is a past member of the Springfield/Sangamon County Health Initiative Board of Directors, Springfield/Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, and Voices for Illinois Children Springfield Leadership Team, and is a current member of the Memorial Medical Center Parent University Newsletter Editorial Board, Springfield/Sangamon County Minority Health Coalition, Lincolnland Community College Eastside Advisory Board, Springfield Chamber of Commerce Q5 Initiative Diversity Council, and a founding board member of the Southern Illinois University Federally Qualified Health Center.
Alderwoman Turner is the second woman and first African American to be elected Chairman of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, and the first African American to be elected to the Executive Board of the Illinois County Chairmen’s Association. She is a member of Grace United Methodist Church and worships regularly at Greater All Nations Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.
Alderwoman Turner is a lifelong resident of Springfield, and has lived all of her adult life in Ward #3. During her first term she passed significant legislation that has enhanced the lives of the residents of Springfield’s inner-city older neighborhoods, and much more is on the horizon for the next four years. Alderman Turner and her husband, Cecil, have three children and 9 grandchildren.
Doris’s Vision for Springfield
Through “Leadership that Yields Results” Alderwoman Turner will continue to work diligently to improve Springfield’s inner-city older neighborhoods through an improved budgeting process; the restoration or removal of abandoned buildings and blighted areas; attracting economic investors to the innercity; and the assurance that city services will be delivered in a prompt and efficient manner.