James S. Turner, is the chair of Citizens for Health Action Group, the national nonprofit consumer advocacy group working to broaden health care options, create an integrative health system based on wellness, and advance the freedom to make health choices. He is the author of The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Turner represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Turner has served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law.
In the electoral reform arean, he is, with Don Beck, an original copnceptualizer of the term “transpartisanship” (used by the left–the right uses post-partisanship while the middle uses non-partisanship). With Larwence Chickering he has authored a transpartisan volume, Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life, depicted below.