Max Burns

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Incumbent


Max Burns earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MS in Business Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Georgia State University [3]. Burns has served in the Georgia State Senate since 2021, chairing the Ethics Committee and participating in three others. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three years, representing Georgia’s 12th Congressional District [1] [4]. He also chaired the Screven County Commission [5].

Burns has extensive experience in education, having been president of Gordon State College for six years and a professor at Georgia Southern University. He also worked as Senior Policy Advisor for Thelen Reid & Priest, LLC [1].

Key Issues


Burns believes in proper funding for schools and providing necessary opportunities to students [1].


Burns advocates for accessible healthcare through improved technology for local and rural healthcare delivery. He supports increasing mental health resources and responsiveness of emergency medical services [1].


Burns promotes cooperation between farmers and housing communities as expansion continues into rural areas [1].


Burns prioritizes building major interstates between Augusta and other states to fully utilize the Port of Savannah [1].


Burns advocates for investment into boosting economic activity in the 23rd State Senate District. He emphasizes on the Central Savannah River Area’s cyber technology and manufacturing, in addition to the Port of Savannah [1].


Burns believes in extending inter-connectivity and broadband for economic development [1].

Reproductive Rights

Burns is pro-life [1].


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1 Max Burns for State Senate
2 Ballotpedia
3 LinkedIn
4 Atlanta-Journal Constitution 
5 VoteSmart