DeWayne Burns

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DeWayne Burns
DeWayne Burns.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 58
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCleburne High School, 1990
Bachelor'sTarleton State University, 1994
ProfessionProperty/business investment manager
Office website
Campaign website
DeWayne Burns is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Burns served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Homeland Security & Public Safety
Natural Resources


Campaign themes


Burns' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Stop Obamacare

  • Excerpt: "As our next Representative, DeWayne will fight any and all healthcare directives the federal government attempts to impose on Texans."

Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

  • Excerpt: "DeWayne will focus his energies on reducing the size of government and regulation on private business, so they can expand, create jobs and grow the economy so that Texas continues to be the model for economic growth for the rest of the country."

Protect Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "DeWayne will oppose eminent domain abuse and excessive property taxes that threaten our ability to own and use our land as we see fit."

Provide a World-Class Education to Our Children

  • Excerpt: "As a school board member and long-time advocate for our local public schools, DeWayne is committed to providing every child in Texas with a world-class education. He knows in order to do that we must keep local education decisions local in order to best equip the next generation for the challenges they will face in adulthood."

Protect Our 2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "DeWayne is committed to protecting all of our constitutional rights, particularly our right to keep and bear arms."

Defend Life

  • Excerpt: "DeWayne believes that life begins at conception and he will make it one of his highest priorities to defend the unborn."

Stop Illegal Immigration and Provide Border Security

  • Excerpt: "DeWayne will work with law enforcement to ensure that the resources are available to them to combat illegal immigration and keep our communities safe."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Greg Allen Kauffman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. DeWayne Burns and Philip Eby defeated Lyndon Laird and Henry Teich in the Republican primary. Burns defeated Eby in the May 27 Republican runoff. Jesse Pistokache, Jr. (L) was removed from the ballot before the election. Kauffman was defeated by Burns in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 58 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeWayne Burns Incumbent 80.4% 26,866
     Democratic Greg Allen Kauffman 19.6% 6,532
Total Votes 33,398


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Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Orr (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 53
Succeeded by