Eric Burlison jumps into CD 7 race

Eric Burlison jumps into CD 7 race

Sen. Eric Burlison has launched his campaign for Congressman Billy Long’s seat — the second conservative state senator to do so this week. Burlison represents SD 20, which encompasses Christian County as well as part of Greene County, in the Senate. He leads the Small Business and Industry Committee and serves as vice-chairman of the Professional Registration Committee. Burlison, who has served in the General Assembly since 2009, is a member of the Senate Conservative Caucus. “I am proud to say I have a solid record safeguarding Missouri from radical socialism and championing conservative and America First values in our state,” Burlison said. “As the socialist Democrats in Washington continue to unleash wave after wave of woke, socialist policies on our country, I am now ready to take the fight to Congress to take back America.” In an interview with The Missouri Times, Burlison said he was prepared to take on Congress because he’s been pressuring leadership at the state level in Missouri to care about certain, potentially less-flashy issues throughout his career, specifically pointing to constitutional carry and right to work legislation. “You have to press in and lean in on leadership. Sometimes that means doing things that leadership doesn’t necessarily want to do, but you keep fighting for these things and making them a conversation, and they can’t avoid them,” Burlison said. “That’s something I’ve done all these years while I’ve been in office — give leadership the courage to do the right thing.” Long has represented […]

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