Max Burns

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Max Burns is the Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional district of Georgia

Max Burns was the Republican Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the 12th Congressional District of Georgia (map). He challenged Democrat Rep. John Barrow.



In 1987, Burns received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Georgia State University; in 1977 a M.B.I.S. (Information Systems) from Georgia State University; and in 1973, a B.I.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology and was the Distinguished Military Graduate of the Class of 1973. [1]

"Prior to his tenure in Congress, he was a professor of Information Systems at Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration in Statesboro. Congressman Burns was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, teaching Corporate Information Management in Sweden. He taught in Australia, New Zealand, and Korea. He has also served as a consultant to Gulfstream Aerospace and Grinnell Corporation. He also developed the Southern Suppliers' Network to connect Southeast Georgia's small business suppliers to major manufacturers. Earlier in his professional career, the Congressman served in information management positions with Oxford Industries and the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

"Congressman Burns also served as a member of the Army Reserves from 1973-1981." [2]

Meet the Cash Constituents



"But this time, Burns is also trying to make the case that Barrow is physically as well as philosophically an outsider," Kapochunas wrote July 14, 2006. "That is because Republicans gained full control of the state’s government in the 2004 elections and used it to implement a rare mid-decade redistricting plan — which, among other things, moved Barrow’s Democratic-leaning home base of Clarke County, which includes the city of Athens and the University of Georgia, from the 12th District to the 10th District dominated by Republican Rep. Charlie Norwood.

"While making an issue of the fact that Barrow has been slow to move his campaign headquarters from Athens, Burns has highlighted his own residency in the 12th District’s Screven County, where he served for four years during the 1990s as a commissioner, and the 20 years he spent on the faculty of Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro.

"Barrow, though, has adjusted to his new geographical reality. Despite a long family political history in Clarke, including his own 14 years on the county commission, he has relocated about 250 miles south to Savannah, which remains in the 12th under the new map. He also will move his campaign headquarters to that city in August [2006]," Kapochunas wrote.

Fundraising: Swift Boat Connection

Rightroots is helping Burns and seventeen other Republican candidates to raise campaign funds. The web address for donations to Max Burns is that for Donation (plus an extension code for Max Burns).

The connection for website arrives at a Login page—requiring both a User ID and Password—which belongs to, a member of The Donatelli Group, a fundraising company that has raised campaign funds for the Republican National Committee, Republican National Convention, Bush-Cheney '04 Inc., John McCain, the NRA [3], and an exhaustive list of Republican members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as other political organizations. [4]

The Donatelli Group, using its "primary segment" Campaign Solutions [5], is associated with Creative Response Concepts, the public relations firm that advised Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the "organization that accused Kerry of inflating his Vietnam War record" during the 2004 presidential campaign. [6]

The Donatelli Group, which produced the RNC website [7], also created the SWIFTBOATVETSFORTRUTH.ORG website July 30, 2004, with Connell Donatelli Inc. (a.k.a. The Donatelli Group) as Registrant. Connell Donatelli Inc. was also listed as both Administrator and the Tech Organization for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth website. [8]

Committees and Affiliations

More Background Data

Background information on John Barrow, whom Max Burns challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

Contact Information

Website: Burns for Congress.

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Campaign contact information

Phone: 912.353.9626
Fax:912.692.8959 Mail: Friends of Max Burns
P.O.Box 1965
Sylvania Georgia 3046
Campaign Office Headquarters:
6409 Abercorn Street
Suite 5
Savannah, Georgia 31405