Bob Burns (Arizona politician) Article

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Robert "Bob" Burns
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Arizona Corporation Commissioner
Assumed office
January 2013
President of the Arizona Senate
In office
2009–2010
Preceded by Tim Bee
Succeeded by Russell Pearce
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 9th district
In office
2003–2011
Personal details
Born (1938-05-26) May 26, 1938 (age 80)
Rolfe, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Gayle Burns
ProfessionBusinessman

Robert Burns (born May 26, 1938) is a politician from Arizona who previously served as the President of the Arizona State Senate. Burns is a Republican who was elected from District 9 and resides in Peoria. Burns also served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Burns played a key role in the development of the Arizona Telemedicine Council, initiating the legislation that created it, and serving as the first co-chairman of the council. [1]

In 2012 Burns was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission. [2] He ran for reelection in 2016, winning the Republican primary on August 30, 2016.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Bee
President of the Arizona Senate
2009 – 2010
Succeeded by
Russell Pearce
Arizona Senate
Preceded by
Member of the Arizona Senate for the 9th District
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Rick Murphy