David R. Burns, Maine State Representative

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David R. Burns
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Maine House of Representatives District 138
Former Member
In office
2010 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Master'sConcordia University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Office website
David R. Burns was a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 138 from 2010 to 2012. He resigned in 2012 after the state ethics commission found him guilty of ethics violations.[1] A government audit had found that Burns had mixed his finances with his campaign money from the government's Public Fund, stealing $2,384. That amounted to 47 percent of his public funding. Burns received a six-month jail sentence for his misdemeanor conviction for theft and forgery.[2]

Burns is a U.S. Army veteran. Burns served his country for 20 years, during which time he served as a Combat Engineer, Recruiter, Station Commander and Operations Manager. Burns has worked as an IT consultant.

Burns earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Concordia University in Fort Hood, Texas.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burns defeated Diana Waterman (D) in the November 2 general election.[3] Independent incumbent James Campbell, Sr. was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 138 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David R. Burns (R) 2,171 50%
Diana Waterman (D) 2,009 47%[4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Burns raised $5,273 in contributions.[5]

His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,098 to his campaign.

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Burns and his wife Donna have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Campbell, Sr. (I)
Maine House of Representatives District 138
Succeeded by
James Campbell (I)