Mike Burgess

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Mike Burgess
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Kansas House of Representatives District 51
Former Member
In office
2003 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sKansas State University
Place of birthWamego, Kansas
ProfessionPresident, Spinnaker, Limited Liability Company
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Mike Burgess is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 51 from 2003 to 2013.

Burgess, who works as a web developer, has a B.A. in journalism/Mass Communication from Kansas State University.[1]

He is a board member of the Shawnee County Fair Association and past chair of the Public Relations Society of America Technology Section.

Policy Positions

Burgess 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?"[2]

  • H 2245 Fair credit reporting act, credit freeze. 02/05/2009[3]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Burgess ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 53. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by District 56 incumbent Annie Tietze (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Tietze Incumbent 53.6% 5,615
     Republican Mike Burgess Incumbent 46.4% 4,853
Total Votes 10,468


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burgess won re-election to the 51st District Seat in 2010 with no opposition.[6] In the August 3rd primary election, Burgess defeated Republican primary opponent Tyler Feeney by a margin of 2,884 to 490. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Burgess was re-elected to the 51st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[7] He raised $14,958 for his campaign.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 51
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Burgess (R) 9,582 100%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Burgess received $21,160 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[9]


IN 2008 Burgess collected $14,958 in donations.[10]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
AT&T $500
Kansas State Fire Fighters $500
Northeast Kansas Building & Construction Trades Council $500


Burgess has a wife, Megan.[11]

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 51
Succeeded by
Ron Highland (R)