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Common Sense. UNIFYING. Leadership.

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A HISTORY OF STANDING UP FOR FLORIDIANS

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Protecting Florida’s Economy

Cut BILLIONS in taxes for working Floridians and small businesses – including sales tax breaks on diapers, back-to-school supplies, commercial rents for businesses. 

 

Balanced the state budget with a record-setting $20 billion in reserves for a rainy day.

 

Kept the state open during the pandemic resulting in the most fiscally sound state in the country. 

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Improving our Schools

Protected children from indoctrination in the classroom and radical gender ideology.

 

Added a new Financial Literacy requirement to high schools to help kids learn the basics of personal finances.

 

Historic funding for our classrooms – including raises for our teachers and school hardening.

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Fighting for our Veterans

Led the effort to bring more resources and staffing to help prevent veteran suicides.

 

Straightened Florida's Veterans Treatment Courts to help veterans get off the streets and into meaningful work.

Supported tax relief for our state's veterans and active-duty military and National Guard.

 

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Representing our Hometown

Designated Strawberry Shortcake as Florida's official cake to help support our critical strawberry industry.

 

Created the Care for Retired Police Dogs program within FDLE to help our K-9's and owners when transitioning out of service.

Invested billions in local road and infrastructure projects to combat traffic congestion.

 

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GET TO KNOW SENATOR DANNY BURGESS

 
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A life-long resident of Pasco County, Danny was elected in 2020 to represent District 20 in the Florida Senate. He currently chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and has previously served as Chair of the Select Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response as well as the Chair of the 2022 Senate Legislative Redistricting Committee. 

 

No stranger to difficult issues and heavy workloads, Danny fights tirelessly for his legislation and his District. During the 2022 Legislative Session, Danny was able to pass 17 pieces of legislation that were then signed into law by Governor DeSantis, the most of any member in the legislature. 

 

Danny is an attorney by trade and is a Partner at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP. Danny prides himself on being more than just a lawyer; he is also a father, husband, soldier, and public servant. 

 

At the age of 18, Danny was elected to his hometown City Council in Zephyrhills, making him the youngest elected official in the State of Florida. From 2013 to 2014, Danny served as the Mayor of Zephyrhills before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014 and subsequently re-elected in 2016 and 2018.

 

Danny was tapped by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2018 to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and led the agency until June 2020. 

 

Danny proudly serves as a Civil Affairs Officer in the United States Army Reserve at the rank of Major. 

 

When he is away from the office, Danny likes to stay involved in the community, and spends as much quality time as humanly possible with his wife, Courtney, three children, Adeline, Danny III and Nora, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Briar Rose. Avid adventurers, one might just drive by the Burgess Bunch on their many travels in the family RV.

 
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