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Lon Maxwell Burnam (born July 11, 1953) is the departing state representative for Texas House District 90, which encompasses downtown Fort Worth and surrounding areas. A Democrat, Burnam is the executive director of the Dallas Peace Center. He was initially elected to the state House in 1996.
Burnam holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds two master's degree, one from UT-Austin and the second in municipal and regional planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a member of the Society of Friends.
Burnam voted against the 2013 legislation to ban abortion beyond the twentieth week of gestation. He opposed companion legislation to increase the medical and health requirements of agencies performing abortions. He is rated 0 percent by The Texas Right to Life Committee. Burnam co-sponsored a bill to require "equal pay for equal work" for women but did not vote on final passage of 78-61. He voted for the taxpayer-funded school breakfast program, which passed the House, 73-58. He also voted to establish school marshals in the name of campus safety.
With 2,483 votes (48.9 percent), Burnam was unseated in his bid for a tenth term in the low-turnout Democratic primary election held on March 4, 2014. He lost to Ramon Romero, Jr., who received 2,594 votes (51.1 percent).
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