Candidate Profile
Milt Burris

Republican , Mississippi


Milt Burris
State Senate, Dist. 37

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed when the life of the mother is at risk, rape, and incest. Granted these condition represent a very low percentage of todays abortions.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.


What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

By reducing employers' payroll taxes would encourage employers to hire more. A business friendly approach will certainty help put more people back to work.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government provides services and oversight. Such as a legal system to make and enforce laws, provide public goods that individuals or private businesses would not provide, correct market failures such as external costs and external benefits, maintain completion by regulating competition, stabilize the economy by reducing unemployment and inflation, and promoting economic growth

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.



It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

This is an issue that seems to have no clear answer by any party. Health Care Reform in Mississippi will have a marketplace for individuals established and operated by the Federal government, which is called the “Health Insurance Marketplace.” Mississippi will also have a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace for small employers called One, Mississippi. Marketplace healthcare is a new idea and should help drive cost down making insurance more affordable and accessible.

National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.



Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.



Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.


Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.


What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

It means our government is never more powerful than its people. No one person or person will hold all or majority power over its people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christion in the Baptist faith. I believe in heaven and hell. I believe the Jesus is the son of God who died for our sins and rose again. I believe we are accountable for our sin and we can ask and receive forgiveness. My values are God, Family, And Country.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am for less government and more free enterprise with a business friendly attitude. I am for legal immigration and naturalization. I am not for giving aid and support to countries who want to destroy the US.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I graduated from Parklane Academy in 1989, attended Southwest Mississippi Community College, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Forestry. I am a business owner and want to make a difference in my community and across this great state.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 601-248-9402

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a lifelong resident of Southwest Mississippi. I live here with my wife (Laura) and daughter (Abby). I am running for Mississippi State Senate District 37 to help grow our economy and bring back lost jobs. I want the best for Southwest Mississippi and would like see our education system at the forefront of our state school system. Improving our infrastructure is vital to accomplishing the goals I have set forward for Southwest Mississippi.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.



  • Parklane Academy, McComb,MS, HS, 1989
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College, Summit, MS, AD, 1991
  • Mississippi State Univ, Starkville, MS, BS, 1995
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Rotary, Member
  • Shooting for Hope, Event Host
  • Boy Scouts Of America, Assistant Scout Master
  • 4-H, Shooting Instructor
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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