David Burnett (born 1942 or 1943) is a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, formerly from District 15, which prior to 2013 comprised Mississippi and Poinsett counties in eastern Arkansas. Before he entered the Senate, Burnett had been a judge. Burnett is notable for being the original trial judge of the West Memphis Three case. 
In 2013, Burnett was switched from District 15 to District 22 to succeed Republican Jeremy Hutchinson of Little Rock, who instead moved to District 33. The terms of both Burnett and Hutchinson expire in 2016.