About Representative Danny Burgess
Representative Danny Burgess is a life-long resident of east Pasco County. Born and raised in Zephyrhills, Representative Burgess attended Zephyrhills High School and the University of South Florida. At the age of 18 he was elected the youngest City Council Member in the history of Zephyrhills and the youngest elected official in the State. He served two terms on City Council before going to Barry Law School to get his law degree. He served as Mayor of Zephyrhills from 2013-2014 before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014.
In 2016 he was reelected without opposition. He is currently serving as Chair of the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee in the Florida House.
While a freshman in college, Danny was elected to the Zephyrhills City Council at the age of 18, making him the youngest elected official in the State of Florida. Danny was subsequently re-elected in 2007 and served as Council President in 2008 before resigning his office to attend law school at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. His hard work and dedication paid off in 2011 when Danny received his Juris Doctor from Barry.
Danny was elected Mayor of the City of Zephyrhills in 2013, becoming the youngest mayor in the City’s history at the age of 26.
Danny is married to Courtney Burgess, originally of Lithia, Florida, and they are the proud parents of a daughter, Adeline Belle and a new baby boy, Danny III. Danny has attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, located in Zephyrhills, his entire life and is actively involved in various community organizations and charities.
In his spare time, Danny enjoys running and exercising, watching movies, studying history, politics and theology, and spending time with his family and friends.
"I am an East Pasco native, born and raised in Zephyrhills. For me, this is not just a district - this is my home. I have a long history of serving our community and understand firsthand how the decisions made in Tallahassee impact Pasco County."
• Graduate of Pasco County Public Schools
• Attorney practicing in Pasco County
• Soldier serving in the United States Army Reserve
• Former Mayor and City Councilman of my hometown of Zephyrhills
• Life-long parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills
• Husband to Courtney and proud father of Adeline Belle and Danny, III.
University of South Florida, B.A.,
Political Science, 2008
Barry University School of Law,
The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, 2013
Employment & Elected Office:
State Representative, Florida House of Representatives, District 38, 2014-Present
Soldier, United States Army Reserve, 2012-Present
Mayor, City of Zephyrhills, 2013-2014
City Councilman, City of Zephyrhills 2005-2008
Champion for Agriculture Award, Florida Farm Bureau
Defender of Home Rule Award, Florida League of Cities
Florida Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Advocate Award
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Leadership in Government Award
Veterans of Foreign Wars Legislator of the Year Award
East Pasco Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Community Service Award