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David Burnett's Biography
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Charles David Burnett
Wife: Sonja; 2 Children: Jonathan, Amanda
JD, University of Arkansas, 1966
BA, Political Science and History, University of Arkansas, 1963
Senator, Arkansas State Senate, District 22, 2010-2017
Former Member, Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member, Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission Oversight Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Chair, Arkansas Supreme Court Commission on Criminal Practice
Former Member, Budget Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Vice Chair, Constitutional Amendments Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member, Efficiency Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Chair, Energy Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Member, Governor's Driving While Intoxicated Commission
Chair, Judicial Advisory Board to Department of Correction
Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas State Legislature
Member, Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Former Vice Chair, State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate
Former Member, Subcommittee on Special Language (Budget), Arkansas State Senate
Former Member, Subcommittee on State Agencies, Arkansas State Senate
Adjunct Professor, Arkansas Northeastern College, present
Circuit Judge/Chancery Judge, Second Judicial District of Arkansas, retired
Former Chief Judge, Second Judicial District of Arkansas, 2007-2009
Former Prosecuting Attorney, Second District, 1974-1982
Former Captain, Army, Vietnam, 1967-1969
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, 4-H Youth Development Organization, present
Member, American Legion Post 24 of Blytheville
President, Arkansas Judicial Council
President, Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Member, Board of Directors, Arkansas Northeastern Foundation
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Troop 222
President, Eastern Arkansas Boy Scout Council
President/Chair, First Christian Church of Osceola
Member, Little Rock Boy Scout Council
Member, National Eagle Scout Association
President, Osceola Kiwanis Club
Secretary, Osceola Port Authority
President, Trial Judges Section of the Arkansas Judicial Council
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Osceola
"I have only begun to fight!"
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Grandchildren, golf, fishing, hunting and most sports.
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