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Michael Burris

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Michael Burris
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 5
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Michael Burris was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Missouri.[1] Burris was defeated by Jacob Turk in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.


Burris graduated from Grandview High School in 1987 and attended Avila University, where he studied political science.[2]

He currently assists in managing a family business and operates a professional contracting company. He is associated with the American Rental Association, National Rifle Association and Americans for Prosperity.[2]


Campaign themes


Burris submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[2]

I am committed to creating jobs, preserving and expanding personal freedoms, fixing healthcare, reducing the national debt, and serving all district constituents.[3]



See also: Missouri's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Burris ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 5th District. Burris was defeated by Jacob Turk in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJacob Turk 68.6% 24,615
Bill Lindsey 14% 5,020
Michael Burris 13.4% 4,797
Berton Knox 4% 1,453
Total Votes 35,885
Source: State of Missouri Official Results

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  1. Missouri Secretary of State, "UNOFFICIAL Candidate Filing List," accessed March 26, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on June 16, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.