A HISTORY OF HELPING MISSOURIANS

John Burnett is a lifelong native of Jackson County, MO. The eldest of ten siblings, John Burnett and his family lived a modest lifestyle just two blocks from the Downtown Kansas City Courthouse. At a young age, John was taught the importance of participation in the political process.

Following his 18th birthday, John Burnett served in Vietnam where he earned the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, John Burnett earned his degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law. John Burnett has been practicing law in the courts of the Kansas City area since 1978. His law practice has included three appearances in the Supreme Court of Missouri.

 

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A LIFETIME OF SERVICE

John Burnett has a track record of success in public office:

  • 1995-1998: Jackson County Legislator
  • 1998-1999: Bi-State Commission
  • 2003-2004: Missouri State Representative
  • 2005-2006: Missouri State Representative
  • 2007-2008: Missouri State Representative
  • 2009-2010: Missouri State Representative
  • 2010-2011: Commissioner Port Authority of Kansas City

 

A DEMOCRAT, A LABORER

John Burnett is a small business owner and a union supporter. John Burnett is a product of Kansas City's public schools and has raised three children in Jackson County, MO.

John Burnett attends St. Anthony's Catholic Church, and regularly contributes to a number of charities, including:

  • Covenant House
  • KC Care Clinic
  • Goodwill International
  • Healing House
  • Don Bosco Center
  • Big Brothers & Sisters of America
  • CASA
  • Bishop Sullivan Center
  • Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor
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JOHN BURNETT'S VALUES

Integrity

John Burnett believes that integrity must guide the decisions of lawmakers – consistently and reliably.

Honesty

John Burnett will fight corruption and focus on policy that promotes transparency and equality.

Safety

Residents of Jackson County deserve safe streets, which are free of crime, drug abuse, and predatory lending.

Stability

John Burnett will uphold common sense economic policies that benefit working Missourians, not corporations.

Justice

John Burnett will draw from his three decades of experience practicing law to uphold justice in Jackson County.

Sustainability

John Burnett will focus on sustainability, not spending, to strengthen Jackson County and allow families to flourish.

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