Eric Burlison

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Eric Burlison
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Member of the Missouri House of Representatives from Missouri's 136th District
Assumed office
January 5, 2009
Preceded by B.J. Marsh
Personal details
Born (1976-10-02) October 2, 1976 (age 40)
Springfield, Missouri
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Angie Burlison
Children Reese Burlison, Aubrey Burlison
Residence Springfield, Missouri
Alma mater Southwest Missouri State University (B.A., 2000), Southwest Missouri State University (Masters of Business Administration, 2002)
Occupation Business Analyst
Religion Nazarene

Eric Burlison (born 1976) is the current representative for District 133 (Greene County) in the Missouri House of Representatives. A Republican, Burlison was elected to the House in November 2008.

Background and education[edit]


A 1995 graduate of Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri, Burlison received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration in 2002 from Southwest Missouri State University.[1][2]


Burlison lives outside of Springfield with his wife Angie and daughters, Reese and Aubrey.[1][3][4] He attends Destiny Church in Republic Missouri and is active in supporting campus ministries such as The Potter’s House and Campus Crusade for Christ. Rep. Burlison is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks and was named the Big Brother of the Year in 2005. He currently serves on the board of D.R.E.A.M and the Harmony House for battered and abused women.[1][3][4]

Business career[edit]

Burlison was employed at CoxHealth as a Software Engineer before being promoted to Business Analyst. He currently works for Cerner.[1][2][3]

Group memberships[edit]

Burlison is a member of the Freedom of Road Riders, Missouri Right to Life, National Rifle Association, and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.[1][5][6]

Political career[edit]

Burlison has served in the Missouri House since 2009.[7] During that time, Burlison has served as Chairman of the House Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing and the Vice-Chairman of the House Special Committee on Health Insurance.[8] In September 2009, he received the Education Partner of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association.[9]

In 2011, Burlison was the first state legislator in the nation to introduce the Health Care Compact.[10] The compact became law in Missouri and seven other States, and Federal legislation to recognize the interstate compact has been introduced by Rep. James Lankford, Republican Congressman and Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.[11]

In 2013, Rep. Eric Burlison was presented with the 2013 Committed States Person Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Burlison was honored for his work on legislation that would reauthorize certain benevolent tax credits, including a credit for residential renovations for disability access. The Conservation Federation of Missouri recently honored Rep. Eric Burlison as the 2013 Conservation Legislator of the Year. Burlison received the award because of his commitment to promoting and preserving Missouri’s natural resources, as well as his advocacy for issues important to Missouri sportsmen.He is also Chairmen of the Missouri Sportsman's Caucus.[12]

In 2014, Burlison passed a bill to provide children with dyslexia better access to educational services. The legislation added dyslexia to a State grant program to help the families of children with disabilities pay for special education programs.[13]

Electoral history[edit]

2008 Election for Missouri’s 136th District House of Representatives[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Eric Burlison 11,060 57.9
Democratic Nick Beatty 8,047 42.1
2010 Election for Missouri’s 136th District House of Representatives[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Eric Burlison 8,381 71.3
Democratic Nick Beatty 3,372 28.7
2012 Election for Missouri’s 133rd District House of Representatives[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Eric Burlison 11,878 70.5
Democratic Nick Beatty 4,972 29.5


  1. ^ a b c d e Member Biography - Retrieved June 17, 2009
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  3. ^ a b c Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ Representative Eric Burlison - Retrieved June 17, 2009
  8. ^ 2009 House Special Committee on Health Insurance Members - Retrieved June 17, 2009
  9. ^ Springfield Business Journal - Retrieved June 23, 2010
  10. ^ REUTER, ELISE (2014-05-12). "Effects of Health Care Compact uncertain as debate continues". KU Statehouse Wire Service. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  11. ^ Lankford, James (2014-02-23). "The Health Care Compact: Fixing American Health Care, One State At A Time". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  12. ^ Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation - Retrieved June 23, 2010
  13. ^ Shorman, Jonathan (2014-05-16). "Dyslexia legislation approved". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  14. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives - Retrieved June 17, 2009
  15. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives - Retrieved May 23, 2014 Archived February 20, 2011, on Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Missouri Secretary of State Election Archives - Retrieved May 23, 2014[dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
BJ Marsh
136th District Representative to Missouri House of Representatives
2009 –
Succeeded by