KANSAS CITY – Rep. Tom Burroughs, D-Kansas City, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.  Burroughs represents the 33rd House District, covering portions of South Central Wyandotte County, including Kansas City and Lake Quivira. He was first elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1997.   

“Wyandotte County has become a rapidly growing, vibrant community in recent years. I have worked very hard throughout my tenure in the Legislature to promote legislation that helped make it what it is today. It is very important to me to continue this work on behalf of the people of Kansas City.”

Burroughs currently serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader. In addition to this leadership position, Burroughs is the Ranking Democrat on the General Government Budget Committee. He serves on the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committees as well as the Joint Committee on Legislative Post Audit.

“Tom is a dedicated and passionate public servant,” said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Topeka. “His leadership and expertise in the Kansas House is invaluable, and I urge the people of Kansas City to return him to Topeka in the next election.”

Burroughs worked for 29 years for Colgate-Palmolive Company and retired in 2006. He and his wife, Cathie, reside in Kansas City and have three children and one grandson.

The 2012 election will take place on Nov. 6, 2012.

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