Tom Burroughs

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Tom Burroughs
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Kansas House of Representatives District 33
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sKansas City Community College (1988)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1954
Place of birthKansas City, Kansas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Burroughs is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 33 and serving as State House Assistant Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Burroughs earned his Bachelor's from Kansas City Community College. His professional experience includes working for the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Issues

Policy positions

Burroughs refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[1]

His answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test are available.

  • H 2218 Healthy workplace act; abusive workplace environments. 02/04/2009
  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009
  • H 5014 Expanded rail service; Kansas City to Fort Worth, Texas; congratulating Kansas Department of Transportation and others; urging action. 03/17/2009[2]

Campaign themes

Burroughs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

On Economic Opportunities and Growth

  • Excerpt: "As the recession starts to turn around we need to continue on a path toward prosperity and ensure job and business opportunities for all Kansans."

For The Best Public Schools in the Nation

  • Excerpt: "Ensure that our excellent public schools receive adequate funding and that our children continue to receive the knowledge and tools necessary to become active, productive citizens of the 21st century."

On Cheap Energy and a Clean Environment

  • Excerpt: "Kansas is the second windiest state in the country. We need to harness that potential to produce clean energy, which in turn will create new jobs."

For A Better Healthcare System for Everyone

  • Excerpt: "Find ways to reduce the cost of health care to make it more accessible and affordable for all Kansans, while paying special attention to the needs of our seniors and our children."

On Keeping Our Moral Covenant

  • Excerpt: "Defend the most vulnerable of our population by funding necessary social services that are vital to so many disabled Kansans and ensure they receive the care, treatment, and dignity they deserve."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Burroughs served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Institutions
General Government Budget
Legislative Budget

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burroughs served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Burroughs served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Tom Burroughs was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sue Adams was unopposed in the Republican primary. Burroughs faces Adams in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burroughs won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 33. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Tony Bukaty (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Burroughs Incumbent 58% 4,835
     Republican Tony Bukaty 42% 3,506
Total Votes 8,341

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burroughs won re-election to the 33rd District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Burroughs was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[8] He raised $17,575 for his campaign.[9]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Burroughs (D) 6,157 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burroughs is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Burroughs raised a total of $154,056 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[10]

Tom Burroughs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $43,551
2010 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $25,671
2008 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $17,575
2006 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $18,305
2004 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $21,167
2002 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $7,880
2000 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $9,865
1998 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $6,125
1996 Kansas State House, District 33 Won $3,917
Grand Total Raised $154,056

2012

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $43,551.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Burroughs's campaign in 2012
Western Missouri & Kansas Laborers District Council$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$1,000
AT&T$1,000
Cox Communications$1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,551
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $25,671.

2008

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $17,575.

2006

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $18,305.

2004

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $21,167.

2002

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $7,880.

2000

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $9,865.

1998

Burroughs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $6,125.

1996

Burroughs won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Burroughs raised a total of $3,917.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[11]

2013

Tom Burroughs received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[12]

Personal

Burroughs and his wife, Cathie, have three children. He is the Chair of the Colgate-Palmolive Employees Credit Union and the Wy-Jo Chapter of Credit Unions.[3]

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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 33
1997–present
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