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5 things to know about Mike Turner’s soon-to-be ex-wife Majida Mourad Turner

It seems love did not last long for Congressman Mike Turner and his second wife.  

Married less than two years, the former Dayton mayor has filed for divorce from Majida Mourad Turner.

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Turner and his former wife Lori Turner have two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.  They divorced in 2013.

Mike and Majida Turner were married during a private ceremony on Dec. 19, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Dayton.

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Congressman Mike Turner poses for a photo with his fiancee, Majida Mourad, and his daughters Carolyn, left, and Jessica at the Dayton Art Institute’s Art Ball 2015 on June 13.

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Here are 5 facts about Majida Turner you may not know. 

1.) She’s a beauty

The Toledo native was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill in 2015.

The “proud Ohioan” eschews traditional workouts at the gym for activities that keep her out and about, such as bike riding.

“I don’t like to feel like I have to work out,” she explains. “I like to just go out and be active.”

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2.) She has a background in politics and government

Majida was a member of President George W. Bush’s transition team staff and was aide to former U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono, R-Calif., and then his wife former U.S. Rep. Mary Bono, according to the Columbus Dispatch. 

From 2001 to 2005, she was a senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role she focused on the United States Department of Energy international relations in the Middle East, Australia, Russia and a host of European and Asian countries, her United States Energy Association bio says. 

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3.) She had a long resume

Majida is vice president government affairs at Tellurian Inc. (The Abraham Group), according to her Linkedin page. 

She was vice president of government relations at Cheniere Energy Inc.  when she married Turner.  That role is still listed as current on her Linkedin page. 

She is listed as an honorary board member of The American Foundation for Saint George Hospital in McLean, Va. 

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4.) Salad and Diet Coke are her things

Majida told the Hill that she is really into family — and her lifelines are “salad and Diet Coke.” 

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5.) She was on Turner’s arm

Majida was her congressman husband's date at community events like the Dayton Art Institute’s annual Art Ball. 

Rep. Mike Turner with then fiancée Majida Mourad at the 2015 Art Ball. (Amelia Robinson)
Congressman Mike Turner and his wife Majida were married Saturday, Dec. 19 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Dayton. From left to right Charine Mourad, niece of the bride, the bride and groom, Carolyn Turner, daughter of the groom and Jessica Turner, daughter of the groom. Photo by (Cydney Hatch with Afton Photogra)phy (Cydney Hatch with Afton Photogra)

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