Today, another installment in our series of Conversations with the Candidates. Susan Turnbull has been active behind the scenes of the Democratic party for years, and now, she is stepping out front as the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, running along-side former NAACP President Ben Jealous.
Susan Turnbull served as the Chair of the MD Democratic Party from 2009-11. Prior to that, she was Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She also chaired the DNC Women’s Committee in the late 90s and early 2000s, and she led the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
Susan Turnbull is a co-founder of Emerge MD, an organization that offers training to women who want to run for elective office. She also served on the Montgomery County Board of Appeals.
In addition to her work in politics, she has also been very active in Jewish service organizations, including co-founding the Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society and serving on the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and she has run an interior design firm for the past 20 years.
Susan Turnbull is 65 yrs old. She and her husband Bruce live in Bethesda. They have two adult children, and three grandchildren.
Like all of our Conversation with the Candidate, this interview was live-streamed on WYPR's Facebook page, and you can find the video here.