Jon G. Burns

Majority Leader at Georgia House of Representatives

Jon G. Burns

Jon G. Burns

Majority Leader at Georgia House of Representatives

Biography

Representative Jon Burns, first elected in November
2004, was born and raised in Effingham
County, in part of the area that he proudly serves
today. Burns graduated from Effingham County
High School and earned his Bachelor's degree in Pol
itical Science from Georgia Southern University.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall L
aw School.
Burns' legislative services include Chairman of the
Game, Fish, and Parks Committee and serves on
the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs; Appropriation
s-Higher Education Subcommittee; Economic
Development and Tourism; and Transportation Committ
ees.
Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, B
urns was the 12th Congressional District
representative on the Georgia Department of Transpo
rtation Board.
Representative Burns is a member and Sunday School
Superintendent at Mizpah United Methodist
Church. He is a past member of the Rotary Club, pa
st member of the Georgia Southern University
Alumni Association Board of Directors, Lifetime Mem
ber of the Georgia Southern University Alumni
Association, Member and Past President of the Effin
gham County Chamber of Commerce, Member
of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Member and Pas
t President of the Effingham County Young
Farmers Organization, member of Sigma Chi Fraternit
y and Alumni Association and proudly served
in the Georgia Army National Guard.
Burns currently serves on the National Conference o
f State Legislators (NCSL) Transportation and
Agriculture and Energy Committee; the Southern Legi
slative Conference (SLC) Agriculture and
Rural Development Committee; the Council of State G
overnments (CSG) Intergovernmental Affairs
Committee; the Jekyll Island State Park Authority O
versight Committee; the Agricultural Education
Advisory Committee; and the Georgia Commission on I
nterstate Cooperation.
Representative Burns and his oldest son own and ope
rate an agribusiness in Effingham County that
offers custom products and services to farmers, liv
estock producers, and the construction industry.
He and his son also farm.
Representative Burns and his wife, Dayle, live on t
he family farm in northern Effingham County.
Dayle is a retired educator. They have two sons an
d daughter-in-laws, and five beautiful
grandchildren--one boy and four girls. One son, Jo
n Guerry, and his wife Ginny, along with their two
children, live on family land where four generation
s have farmed. Wilson, and his wife Suzie, live in
nearby Tusculum with their three daughters. Wilson
owns a real estate consulting business.
District 159 serves all of Screven County, a large
portion of Effingham County and parts of Bulloch
County and Statesboro.

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Jon G. Burns
Majority Leader at Georgia House of Representatives
Education
Juris Doctor

The John Marshall Law School is a law school in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 1899 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 1951. The school was named for the influential nineteenth century U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. The John Marshall Law School offers programs for both part-time and full-time students, with both day and night classes available, and offers January enrollment — choices most law schools no longer offer. John Marshall is located in Chicago's central financial and legal district, most commonly known as The Loop. It is across the street from the Dirksen Federal Building, which houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and about four blocks from the Daley Center, which houses the Cook County Courts. It is also next door to the Chicago Bar Association. The fall 2012 entering class had a median GPA of 3.29 and a median LSAT of 153.[2]

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

With over 100 academic concentrations and a continually growing enrollment, Georgia Southern University prides itself on being one of the premiere research institutions in Georgia. The school is the largest in southern Georgia, and in 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching officially classified it as a research university. Georgia Southern's extensive academics are divided throughout eight colleges. It also offers online courses, most of which lead to graduate and doctoral degrees. Business, education, nursing, and kinesiology are some of the subjects included in the online school. The university also has much to offer in terms of student life. The city of Statesboro, which houses GSU, offers southern city charm with a college-town feel. The Botanical Garden, Center for Wildlife Education, and Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center provide a natural haven to GSU students. You can also check out exhibits at the Georgia Southern Museum or the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, or catch a show at the Performing Arts Center. Financial aid at Georgia Southern is plentiful as well. Scholarships are based primarily on merit, and some are awarded to students in particular colleges. GSU also offers an out-of-state fee waiver, so students who meet certain academic criteria can pay in-state tuition.

Career History
Majority Leader
2005 - Current
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