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Lon Burnam
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Texas House of Representatives, District 90
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWestern Hills High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Arlington
Personal
Birthday07/11/1953
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionQuaker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lon Burnam is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 90. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Burnam earned his B.S. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.S. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. His professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Dallas Peace Center and working as as a City Planner - Community Organizing-Revitalization and Special Assistant to Regional Administrator for the Texas Department of Human Services.

Burnam is a member of Citizens for Curbside Recycling, I CARE, Texas Citizen Action, and Texas Citizens for the Environment.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence
Energy Resources

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burnam served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Burnam served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 792 - Relating to the labeling of products that contain bisphenol-A.
  • HB 977 - Relating to use of the money from the Texas enterprise fund to promote renewable energy technology.
  • HB 1436 - Relating to depositing revenue received by this state from undocumented immigrants to the indigent emergency medical services and preventative health care reimbursement fund.
  • HB 1646 - Relating to electric utility energy efficiency goals and programs and demand reduction targets; creating an office of energy efficiency deployment in the state energy conservation office.[2]

Campaign themes

2014

Burnam issued the following statement highlighting his campaign themes to the Star-Telegram:[3]

"I will continue to push for better funding for our public schools and better healthcare for our people. Our top priorities as a state should be restoring the education funding cuts the Republicans pushed through in 2011, and in accepting the federal Medicaid expansion money that will immediately insure more than a million Texans, including 56,000 here in Tarrant County. I will also continue to add to the more than 15 healthcare workshops I have held in my district - half in English and half in Spanish - to help enroll people in health insurance. A healthy, educated people are a thriving people."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives will take 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Ramon Romero, Jr. defeated incumbent Lon Burnam in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burnam ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 90. Burnam defeated Carlos Vasquez in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives District 90 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLon Burnam Incumbent 52% 2,073
Carlos Vasquez 48% 1,914
Total Votes 3,987

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burnam won re-election in District 90 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Larry Keilberg in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (R) 7,759 65.31%
Larry Keilberg (D) 4,120 34.68%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, defeating Larry Keilberg (R). Burn received 16,984 votes in the election while Keilberg received 7,180 votes.[7] Burnam raised $140,929 for his campaign.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 16,984 70.28%
Larry Keilberg (R) 7,180 29.71%

2006

On November 4, 2006, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, defeating Rod Wingo (L).[7]

Burnam raised $121,453 for his campaign while Wingo raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 9,650
Rod Lingo (L) 1,515

2004

On November 4, 2004, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, defeating Larry Keilberg (R).[7]

Burnam raised $170,930 for his campaign while Keilberg raised $4,925.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 14,841
Larry Keilberg (R) 7,913

2002

On November 4, 2002, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, defeating Larry Keilberg (R).[7]

Burnam raised $127,926 for his campaign while Keilberg raised $18,465.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 11,731
Larry Keilberg (R) 4,511

2000

On November 4, 2000, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, unopposed.[7]

Burnam raised $81,249 for his campaign.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (2000)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 15,531

1998

On November 4, 1998, Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, unopposed.[7]

Burnam raised $96,811 for his campaign.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 8,990

1996

On November 4, 1996, Burnam won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 90th District, unopposed.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 90 (1996)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lon Burnam (D) 16,015

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burnam is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Burnam raised a total of $1,266,853 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.[14]

Lon Burnam's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 90 Won $348,602
2010 Texas State House, District 90 Won $178,953
2008 Texas State House, District 90 Won $140,929
2006 Texas State House, District 90 Won $121,453
2004 Texas State House, District 90 Won $170,930
2002 Texas State House, District 90 Won $127,926
2000 Texas State House, District 90 Won $81,249
1998 Texas State House, District 90 Won $96,811
Grand Total Raised $1,266,853

2012

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $348,602.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lon Burnam's campaign in 2012
Texas Trial Lawyers Association$18,000
Brender, Art$12,500
Texans For Insurance Reform$10,500
Mostyn, Amber Anderson$8,800
Texas State Teachers Association$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$348,602
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $178,953.

2008

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $140,929.

2006

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $121,453.

2004

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $170,930.

2002

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $127,926.

2000

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $81,249.

1998

Burnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Burnam raised a total of $96,811.

Scorecards

Mark Jones Partisan Index

Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.

2011

  • Burnam ranked as the most liberal representative during the 2011 session.
  • Burnam received a Lib-Con score of -1.10 and was classified as "More Liberal than 2/3 of Democrats." The only other legislator in this category was Roland Gutierrez.
  • The most conservative representative in the index is Ken Paxton, with a Lib-Con score of 0.84.[15]

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Burnam received a score of 16.7 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Lon Burnam received a grade of F on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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