Eight years ago, I made a commitment to the people of District 9, "Elect me your State Representative and I will address your needs and work tirelessly to see them fulfilled." As your next State Senator, I will continue this commitment.

My sole purpose has been to serve you and encourage you...on the frontline everyday. We share the same concerns of taxes, highways, ethical government, economic development, and education.

  • Born in Claiborne Parish
  • Raised in Webster Parish
  • Lived in Haughton for 36 years
  • Married to Lynette Morrand Burns for 43 years
  • Republican
  • Active in his church and community
  • Chairman, I-49 Coalition
  • Created Governor's Military Friendly Campus designation for the state's colleges and universities
  • Named two area highways in memory of local military heroes killed in action
  • Provided for safety guidelines in state churches
  • Former Owner/Operator of The Wooden Spoon Bakery for 22 years
  • Independent Oil and Gas Operator
  • Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder with wife, Lynette
  • Elected to Louisiana House of Representatives in 2007

Family and Faith

Professional experience

knowledgeable legislator

  • U.S. Army Veteran‚Äč
  • U.S. Army Reserves, Lt. Colonel, Ret.
  • Commissioned into the Ordinance Corp of the U.S. Army
  • Received the Navy Commendation medal for his EOD Ordinance Corp. "Bomb Squad" duties

military service

Your next state senator