Kevin Burns (Florida mayor)

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Kevin Burns
Mayor of North Miami, Florida
In office
2005–2009
Personal details
Born North Miami, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rob Flint
Children Autumn
Residence North Miami, Florida
Alma mater Miami Dade College
Occupation Realtor, business owner
Religion United Church of Christ
Website http://kevinburns4senate.com/

Kevin Burns was mayor of North Miami, Florida from 2005 to 2009.

Early life and career[edit]

Burns graduated from Miami Edison High School and Miami Dade College. He is a part-time real estate broker for Coldwell Banker, and owner of "North Miami KB’s Christmas Trees."

Mayor[edit]

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.

Senate Campaign[edit]

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.

Community involvement[edit]

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.

Private life[edit]

Burns lives in North Miami with his husband of 25 years Rob and their seven year-old daughter.

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