Jon G. Burns

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Jon G. Burns
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Georgia House of Representatives District 159
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2005 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Southern University
Personal
Place of birthEffingham County
ProfessionAgribusiness
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jon G. Burns is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 159. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Burns' professional experience includes working in agribusiness.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Game, Fish, and Parks, Chair
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Appropriations
Economic Development and Tourism
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Jon G. Burns was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burns ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 159. Burns ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 159, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon G. Burns Incumbent 100% 15,829
Total Votes 15,829

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burns ran for re-election to the 157th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the July 20 primary. Burns defeated Elizabeth Johnson (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 157 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jon G. Burns (R) 8,598 67.4%
Elizabeth Johnson (D) 4,166 32.6%

2008

In 2008 Burns was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 157. Burns (R) ran unopposed and finished with 15,036 votes.[7] Burns raised $38,750 for his campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 157
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon G. Burns (R) 15,036

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burns is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Burns raised a total of $225,373 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[9]

Jon G. Burns's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 159 Won $51,853
2010 Georgia State House, District 157 Won $69,760
2008 Georgia State House, District 157 Won $38,750
2006 Georgia State House, District 157 Won $36,970
2004 Georgia State House, District 157 Won $28,040
Grand Total Raised $225,373

2012

Burns won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burns raised a total of $51,853.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon G. Burns's campaign in 2012
Select Management Resources$2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia$2,500
Georgialink$2,200
Philip Morris$1,500
Weyerhaeuser Co$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$51,853
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Burns collected $69,760 in campaign contributions.[10] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon G. Burns's campaign in 2010
CBS Outdoor$2,250
Ralston For Representative$2,000
Robert E Lane Campaign$2,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Georgia$1,500
Georgia College Of Emergency Physicians$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $69,760

2008

In 2008, Burns collected $38,750 in campaign contributions.[11] The four largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Zack Aultman $1,000
Victor Weston $1,000
Georgia Apartment Association $1,000
Philip Morris $1,000

Personal

Burns is a member of the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Effingham County Young Farmers Organization, Georgia Agribusiness Council, Georgia Army National Guard, Mizpah United Methodist Church, Rotary Club of Effingham Sunrise, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.[12]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Purcell (R)
Georgia House of Representatives District 159
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 157
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Delvis Dutton (R)