Wally Burns

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Wally Burns
Candidate for
Alabama House of Representatives, District 30

Political party Democratic
Profession Retired
Wally Burns (b. November 20, 1946) was a Democratic candidate for District 30 of the Alabama House of Representatives. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2.


Burns' professional experience includes working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 32 years.


Campaign themes

Burns' website listed the following campaign themes:

  • Conservative Leadership
Excerpt: "I have provided conservative leadership as Mayor of the City of Southside since 1999. I will continue to provide you with this leadership as your State Representative from District 30."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I have been and always will be a strong supporter of public education."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "A State Representative can do very little to create jobs. What he or she can do is pass legislation that will make our state more business friendly to companies looking to locate in our district or state. "
  • Gaming
Excerpt: "I will not be an advocate for gaming in our state."
  • Ethics
Excerpt: "I will introduce legislation that will make our ethics laws stronger and enforceable."
  • Pac to Pac Transfers
Excerpt: "I will introduce legislation to stop the practice of pac to pac transfers."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Because our national leaders refuse to enforce our immigration laws, I will support legislation in Alabama that will be similar to the immigration laws just passed in Arizona."
  • Pay Raise
Excerpt: "I will never support a pay raise for the state legislators, as my opponent has done."
  • Double Dipping
Excerpt: "I am totally against any legislator working in the Alabama College System getting paid with taxpayer dollars and being paid with taxpayer dollars as a state legislator."



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Burns was uncontested in the June 1 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Blaine Galliher in the November 2 general election.

Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Blaine Galliher (R) 10,979
Wally Burns (D) 4,153


Burns and his wife, Retha, have three children.

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