Dean (Dean) Burke (R-SS11)
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District FAX: 229.683.3589
Georgia State Senate
Room 301-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
1500 East Shotwell Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819
Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Thea   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Ethics
MemberSubcommittee on Human Development and Public Health
MemberSubcommittee on Health Care Delivery
MemberSubcommittee on Pharmacology
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberSubcommittee on Community Health
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Colquitt / Decatur / Early / Grady / Miller / Mitchell / Seminole / Thomas


Senator Dean Burke, a Republican, represents Senate District 11, which consists of Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties along with portions of Mitchell and Thomas counties. Senator Burke serves as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, and is a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee and is its Community Health Sub-Committee Chair, responsible for 14.1 percent of the states total budget.

Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Senator Burke contributed to his community by serving five years on the Bainbridge City Council and the Lower Flint Water Council. He is also a member of the Rotary Club and former member of the Hospital Authority of the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County.

Senator Burke also dedicates time to the Boy Scouts of America where he serves as a volunteer.

Senator Burke graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Southwestern University and went on to graduate from the Medical College of Georgia. He received his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercer University School of Medicine and practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 27 years. He now serves as a rural hospital administrator in the role of Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. In addition, Senator Burke is the Chairman of the Stratus Healthcare Governing Board, and is a member of Georgia's Health Care Reform Task Force led by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

Senator Burke and his wife, Thea, have been married for 36 plus years, have two children, and three grandchildren. The family belongs to the First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge.