Alabama House of Representatives, District 30
Burns and his wife, Retha, have three children.
Burns was elected to the Southside City Council in 1996. He was then appointed to the position of Mayor in 1999. He has served as Mayor of the City of Southside since then.
Burns retired from working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co in 1999, after working there for 32 years.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)|
|Blaine Galliher (R)||10,979|
|Wally Burns (D)||4,153|
Burns' website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- Excerpt: "I have been and always will be a strong supporter of public education."
- 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. "
- Excerpt: "I will not be an advocate for gaming in our state."
- 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."
- 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."
- Wally Burns' campaign website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- List of Democratic candidates certified for the June 1, 2010 primary in Alabama
- Wally Burns on Facebook
- The Wetumpka Herald, Senate, House elections will be critical