| B.J. Marsh|
| Angie Burlison|
| October 2, 1976 (age 39)
Springfield, Missouri (1976-10-02) |
Reese Burlison, Aubrey Burlison
Southwest Missouri State University (B.A., 2000), Southwest Missouri State University (Masters of Business Administration, 2002)
Springfield, Missouri, United States
Missouri State University
Eric Burlison Wikipedia
Eric Burlison (born 1976) is the former representative for District 133 (Greene County) in the Missouri House of Representatives. A Republican, Burlison was elected to the House in November 2008 and left office at the end of 2016. In 2018 Eric will be seeking election to the Missouri Senate in District 30 (Christian and Greene Counties outside of Springfield).
A 1995 graduate of Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri, Burlison received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration in 2002 from Southwest Missouri State University.
Burlison lives outside of Springfield with his wife Angie and daughters, Reese and Aubrey. He attends Destiny Church in Republic Missouri and is active in supporting campus ministries such as The Potter’s House and Campus Crusade for Christ. Rep. Burlison is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and was named the Big Brother of the Year in 2005. He currently serves on the board of D.R.E.A.M and the Harmony House for battered and abused women.
Burlison was employed at CoxHealth as a Software Engineer before being promoted to Business Analyst. He currently works for Cerner.
Burlison is a member of the Freedom of Road Riders, Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Burlison has served in the Missouri House from 2009-2016. During that time, Burlison has served as Chairman of the House Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing and the Vice-Chairman of the House Special Committee on Health Insurance. In September 2009, he received the Education Partner of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association.
In 2011, Burlison was the first state legislator in the nation to introduce the Health Care Compact. The compact became law in Missouri and seven other States, and Federal legislation to recognize the interstate compact has been introduced by Rep. James Lankford, Republican Congressman and Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
In 2013, Rep. Eric Burlison was presented with the 2013 Committed States Person Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Burlison was honored for his work on legislation that would reauthorize certain benevolent tax credits, including a credit for residential renovations for disability access. The Conservation Federation of Missouri recently honored Rep. Eric Burlison as the 2013 Conservation Legislator of the Year. Burlison received the award because of his commitment to promoting and preserving Missouri’s natural resources, as well as his advocacy for issues important to Missouri sportsmen.He is also Chairmen of the Missouri Sportsman's Caucus.
In 2014, Burlison passed a bill to provide children with dyslexia better access to educational services. The legislation added dyslexia to a State grant program to help the families of children with disabilities pay for special education programs.
In 2016, Burlison sponsored and passed a bill to restore 2nd Amendment Rights to citizens of Missouri. The bill made "Constitutional Carry" the law in Missouri and also reinforced private property rights by strengthening the state's stand-your-ground provisions.
In August of 2016 Eric received the Business Advocate of the Year award from Springfield Business Journal. The reward was given based on successful efforts to help Missouri job creators including:Changing the apportionment calculation tax for Missouri manufacturers which became a national standard according to Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Passing Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, which lowers insurance premiums for doctors and patients.
Focusing 5 Million of the Missouri budget specifically toward the renovation of the Glass Hall Business School Building at Missouri State University.
Focusing 2 Million of the Missouri Budget toward job training programs in healthcare at Missouri State University.
Legislator Awards2009 – Education Partner of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association
2009 – Freshman Legislator of the Year, Speaker Ron Richard
2011 – Legislator of the Year from Missouri Republican Assembly (for his work in passing the Healthcare Compact, an act which has lead other states to do the same in an attempt to stop Obamacare.)
2012 – Defender of Prosperity, Americans for Prosperity
2013 – 10 Under 40 Award, Conservative American Union (Top 10 Conservative Legislators Nationwide)
2013 – Committed States Person Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Burlison was honored for his work on legislation that would reauthorize certain benevolent tax credits, including a credit for residential renovations for disability access.)
2013 – Conservation Legislator of the Year – The Conservation Federation of Missouri. (Burlison received the award because of his commitment to promoting and preserving Missouri’s natural resources, as well as his advocacy for issues important to Missouri sportsmen.)
2013 – Defender of Liberty Award from the American Conservative Union Foundation
2013 – Spirit of Enterprise Award, Missouri Chamber of Commerce
2014 – Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation
2014 – Defender of Prosperity, Americans for Prosperity
2014 – Legislator of the Year, Missouri Mental Health Counselor’s Association
2014 – Legislator of the Year, Missouri Chiropractor’s Association
2014 – Legislator of the Year, Missouri Nurse’s Association
2015 – Legislator of the Year, Missouri Medical Association
2015 – Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation
2016 – Business Advocate of the Year award from Springfield Business Journal
2016 – Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation
2016 – Legislator of the Year, Missouri Pachyderms Federation