Mayor - David Turner

Mayor David Turner

David R. Turner is a 5th generation Texan.  His family has lived in Texas since the early 1900’s.  David was born and raised in Odessa, Texas.  His strong moral compass has been founded on the traditions of Texas.  Mayor Turner graduated from Permian High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.  He married his beautiful wife Jami, and raised his 3 children in Odessa, who in turn attended Permian High School.  He has a daughter and son in law who live in Odessa and is the proud Pa-Pa to 1 granddaughter, has a daughter attending the University of Texas, and a son attending Oklahoma State University.  In 1994, Mayor Turner opened his first Subway restaurant, and today he proudly owns 7 locations.  He has invested many years of community involvement by serving on various boards and committees.  He was the former President of the Odessa College Board of Trustees and served on the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He currently chair’s the Mayor’s Drug and Crime Commission and serves on committees for Grow Odessa. He formerly served on the Permian Basin Workforce Development Committee, First Baptist Church Committee, Former Odessa Country Club Membership Committee, The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission and Vice Chairman of the Permian Basin Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance. Mayor Turner has been working hard for the citizens of Odessa since November 2012.  He continues to secure water rights for generations to come.  He has worked diligently to bring in new businesses and commerce.  He has established a strong relationship with Chihuahua, Mexico and as a result of this, Odessa and Chihuahua have become sister cities.  This bond will allow both cities to flourish and the opportunity to build new businesses will be endless. Mayor Turner loves his home town and works every day to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Odessa, today and for generations to come.

Mayor Turner can be reached via the City Secretary, Norma Grimaldo at 432-335-4104 or by email at

Contact Information:

Mayor David Turner
P.O. Box 4398
Odessa, TX 79760
Phone: (432) 335-4104
Email: David Turner