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Michael W Burns

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Political party  Republican
Education  Towson University
Profession  lawyer, politician
Party  Republican Party
Website  Official website
Name  Michael Burns

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Preceded by  Tyras S. Athey, Patrick C. Scannello, & Victor A. Sulin
Born  February 16, 1958 (age 65) Baltimore, Maryland (1958-02-16)

Succeeded by  Theodore J. Sophocleus

THIS LIFE - Michael W Burns

Michael W. Burns (born February 16, 1958) was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for District 32, which covers a portion of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.



In 1994, Michael Burns won election as one of the three delegates for District 32 in the Maryland House of Delegates. In that year, only one of the incumbents ran, one Victor A. Sulin, who was defeated. The other two incumbents, Patrick C. Scannello and Theodore Sophocleus did not run again. (Sophecleus had replaced a previous delegate, Tyras S. Athey, when he resigned to become Secretary of State of Maryland).

In 1998, Michael Burns ran for reelection, and was defeated. Democrat Mary Ann Love and Republican James E. Rzepkowski were both reelected, but Theodore J. Sophecleus finally ran for election and won.


Burns graduated from Towson State University in 1980 as magna cum laude with a B.S. in History. He returned to college, this time to the University of Maryland School of Law, graduating with his J.D. with honors in 1983.


After being admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1983, Burns began to work as a law clerk in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, where he worked until 1984.

In 1987, Burns was the Maryland Executive Director for the campaign of Senator Robert Dole for President. After the election he became the Executive Director for the Maryland Republican Party. Burns was a delegate to the Republican Party National Convention in 1988 and again in 1996.

Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed Burns to the Chair of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals in 2003, which Burns will hold for 5 years, until 2009.

Election results

  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 32
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 32
  • References

    Michael W. Burns Wikipedia