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|Mississippi State Senate, District 50|
|Bachelor's||William Carey University|
Burke was also a candidate in the 2011 special election for District 116 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. The special election took place on January 11, 2011. Burke ran to the fill the seat vacated by Steven Palazzo (R) who was elected to the U.S. House in the November 2, 2010 general election.
Burke, a Biloxi native, graduated with a business degree from William Carey University. He currently works as an insurance agent, and attends Loyola College of Law. He serves as president of the Biloxi Kiwanis Club. Burke is married and has two children.
Burke's 2011 special election campaign site outlines his mission:
- "My mission is to serve you and the interest of the 116th District and to make sure your voice is heard in Jackson. I encourage you to vote in the upcoming election. Together we can continue to show conservative values matter."
His site also emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Insurance: "Insurance rates have been a crucial factor in rebuilding the 116th District. As an experienced insurance agent, I will work with the Department of Insurance to find solutions to provide affordable insurance rates to property owners. Additionally, I will insist Katrina damaged property be removed or repaired."
- Education: "Education deserves our utmost support. Children are the key to our future. I will ensure schools receive proper funding and have access to the latest technologies and resources to properly educate our future."
- Crime: "I believe in providing our police,fire, and emergency respondents with the proper equipment to do their job. I will work with local officials to ensure the community is protected and criminals are punished."
House Special Election
Burke was defeated in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi House of Representatives District 116. Jim Atchison (R) and Casey Eure (R) garnered the most votes in the special election. The race will proceed to a run-off.
State Senate General Election
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Burke was defeated in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 50. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Incumbent Thomas Gollott also ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. 
Burke Campaign Headquarters
4107 Popps Ferry Rd., Ste. C
D'Iberville, MS 39540
Phone: (228) 392-3505
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