Who am I?
Meet Neil Burns
Neil Burns is a long term resident of the Woodlands, Texas. He has been married to Stephanie Burns for 29 years and has two children, now 25 and 24 years old. He began his professional career with Shell Oil Company in 1978 as a Financial Analyst. Over his career, he has held numerous management positions including Credit Manager, Controller, and Chief Financial Officer and has also received numerous special recognition awards during his service. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
He is a supporter of the Montgomery County Democratic Party and recently attended the Texas Democratic Party's Campaign School in Austin, Texas.
Why am I running?
Burns for Congress 2012
Greetings, Fellow Voters,
My name is Neil Burns and I am running as a Democratic Candidate for the US House of Representatives, District 8, Texas.
I am a 20-year resident of the Woodlands, where my wife Stephanie and I have raised two sons. I also worked for The Shell Oil Company for 29 years until retiring in 2007. During that time, I held a number of management positions in finance, including credit manager, controller and CFO.
Why am I undertaking this challenge? I believe Republicans have exhibited irresponsible behavior that is threatening our nations future.
Kevin Brady and the GOP want the American people to simply forget eight years of Republican control in which the nation was brought to its knees by huge spending deficits, two unpaid wars and a debilitating financial crisis that has lingered to cause unemployment levels not experienced since the great depression.
Now, they propose to correct these problems through massive spending cuts (translation, more jobs lost). They would virtually dismantle safety net programs (cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits). At the same time, they claim to favor a so-called broadened tax base (which in their approach would actually increase taxes on the poor and middle class while reducing taxes for corporations and the wealthy).
Fellow voters, would you put your trust in such a solution? Help me stop this hypocrisy and sheer lack of credibility.
I am proposing five Fair Deal Principles that would form the basis of my campaign. Briefly they are
Guarantee Safety Net Programs
Revise Unfair Tax Policies
Enforce Sound Regulation
Restore American Jobs
Support a Strong Defense
Please read my detail proposals and solutions regarding these principles in the Issues Section of this web site. Lets work together to stop the destructive politics. In the coming weeks, I would like to get your views and ideas on other issues affecting our district and our country.
I hope you agree that it is time to restore ethics in Washington.
Five Fair Deal Principles (Preceding) and the introduction of the FREEDOM ACT, a bill to reduce big money in Politics. This will be released to 2000 media outlets on July 12.
My DFA Values
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My Campaign is People Powered!
My campaign has a number of local volunteers including Press agent, pollster, voting research analyst and utilizes democratic grassroots organizations in eight counties in District 8, Texas