Barbara Burns

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Barbara A. Burns
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 20th district
In office
March 7, 1994 – November 30, 1994
Preceded by Thomas Murphy
Succeeded by Don Walko
Member of the Pittsburgh City Council from the 1st District
In office
January 4, 2000[1] – January 5, 2004[2]
Preceded by Dan Onorato
Succeeded by Luke Ravenstahl
Personal details
Political party Democratic

Barbara A. Burns is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and of Pittsburgh City Council.[3]

Political career[edit]

Burns was first elected to the State House on March 7, 1994 to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Murphy's election as Mayor of Pittsburgh[4] She was defeated for re-election in the primary by Don Walko. In 1999, she successfully sought a seat on the Pittsburgh City Council from the first district, which was being vacated by Democrat Dan Onorato.[5] She was defeated for re-election by Democrat Luke Ravenstahl in 2004.[6] Following Ravenstahl's ascension to the office of Mayor, Burns again unsuccessfully sought re-election to her old seat, this time losing to Darlene Harris.


  1. ^ The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Live
  3. ^ Cox, Harold. "House Members B". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  4. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1993–1994" (PDF). Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  6. ^ The Pittsburgh Post Gazette