|South Carolina House of Representatives District 17|
|March 12, 2013 - Present|
|November 14, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||February 21, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of South Carolina, 1974|
|Date of birth||June 9, 1952|
|Place of birth||Columbia, SC|
Burns earned a B.S. from the University of South Carolina in 1974. He is a businessman.
Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Mike Burns defeated Joshua Cook in the Republican primary. Burns was unchallenged in the general election.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Mike Burns Incumbent||80.4%||2,965|
Burns won a special election for South Carolina House of Representatives District 17. The seat was vacant following Tom Corbin's (R) resignation on November 12, 2012, after he won election to both the House and the state Senate on November 6. Burns faced Roy Harmon, Tom Kolarik, Chris Sullivan and Randall Young in the Republican primary on January 11, 2013. Burns missed winning outright by one vote and went to a runoff with Chris Sullivan, which Burns won. Since no write-in Democrat filed to run by February 21, Burns was declared the winner on March 12.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17, Special Election, 2013|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17 Runoff Republican Primary, 2013|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2013|
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The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."
- South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - 2013 Legislative Scorecard & Year in Review
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- Greenville Tea Party - Greenville Tea Party Scorecard 2013
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- Conservation Voters of South Carolina - 2013-2014 scorecard
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Burns and his wife, Anne Marie Park, have four children, Matthew, Kristin, Rhett and Katherine.
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- South Carolina Legislature Online, "Representative James Mikell "Mike" Burns," accessed September 10, 2013
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
- The Travelers Rest Tribune, "Upstate businessman to run for recently vacated S.C. House District 17 seat," November 14, 2012 (dead link)
- Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch, "Businessman Announces Bid For Vacated S.C. House Seat," November 15, 2012
- Travelers Rest Tribune, "Burns wins S.C. House District 17 Republican runoff," February 5, 2013 (dead link)
- GreenvilleOnline.com, "Burns to fill House District 17 seat," March 12, 2013
- scvotes.org, "Official Republican primary results," accessed November 18, 2013
- scvotes.org, "Official Republican runoff results," accessed November 18, 2013
- scvotes.org, "Official special election results," accessed November 18, 2013
- South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
Tom Corbin (R)
|South Carolina House of Representatives District 17
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