Kevin Burns (Florida mayor)
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2009)|
|Mayor of North Miami, Florida|
|Born||North Miami, Florida|
|Residence||North Miami, Florida|
|Alma mater||Miami Dade College|
|Occupation||Realtor, business owner|
|Religion||United Church of Christ|
Kevin Burns was mayor of North Miami, Florida from 2005 to 2009.
Early life and career
Burns was elected mayor of North Miami in May 2005. Mayor Burns' campaign and administration have been mainly focused on education. His administration helped construct an agreement between the City of North Miami and the Miami-Dade County School Board that will bring four new schools to North Miami by 2010. He has also worked to improve North Miami's business community, and is an advocate for stricter code enforcement and capital improvement projects. He is term-limited, and will not be able to seek reelection in 2009. He did seek election in 2013 and received only 44% of the vote. Upon filing a suit against the current mayor of North Miami it was discovered that Kevin Burns is actually a resident of Bal Harbour, not North Miami.
In February, 2009, Burns announced he was forming an exploratory committee to seek the seat in the United States Senate being vacated by incumbent Mel Martinez. He appeared at the 2009 Florida Democratic Convention and since then has toured the state.
Burns is currently the Chairman of the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce, a position that he was voted into by fellow chamber members in September 2006. He is also a past president of the Keystone Point Home Owners Association, a former chairman of the North Miami University Relations Board, and a founding member of the Community Policing Commission.
Burns lives in North Miami with his husband of 25 years Rob and their seven year-old daughter.