Jon (Jon) G. Burns (R-SH159)
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Georgia House of Representatives
Room 228 State Capitol 206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
5829 Clyo-Kildare Road
Newington, GA 30446
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2016
Spouse: Dayle   
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Ethics
MemberSubcommittee on Higher Education
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on Game, Fish and Parks
MemberHouse Committee on State Properties
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
Counties Representing
Bulloch / Effingham / Screven


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 Political Science from Georgia Southern University. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School.

Burns' legislative services include Chairman of the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee and serves on the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs; Appropriations-Higher Education Subcommittee; Economic Development and Tourism; and Transportation Committees.

Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Burns was the 12th Congressional District representative on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board.

Representative Burns is a member and Sunday School Superintendent at Mizpah United Methodist Church. He is a past member of the Rotary Club, past member of the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Lifetime Member of the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association, Member and Past President of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Member and Past President of the Effingham County Young Farmers Organization, member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and Alumni Association and proudly served in the Georgia Army National Guard.

Burns currently serves on the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Transportation and Agriculture and Energy Committee; the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Agriculture and Rural Development Committee; the Council of State Governments (CSG) Intergovernmental Affairs Committee; the Jekyll Island State Park Authority Oversight Committee; the Agricultural Education Advisory Committee; and the Georgia Commission on Interstate Cooperation.

Representative Burns and his oldest son own and operate an agribusiness in Effingham County that offers custom products and services to farmers, livestock producers, and the construction industry. He and his son also farm.

Representative Burns and his wife, Dayle, live on the family farm in northern Effingham County. Dayle is a retired educator. They have two sons and daughter-in-laws, and five beautiful grandchildren--one boy and four girls. One son, Jon Guerry, and his wife Ginny, along with their two children, live on family land where four generations 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.