On April 27, 2009, Tim Burns declared his candidacy for Congress for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.
Even after starting his own business, Tim never had aspirations for public office. But as a businessman, father and community volunteer, he has seen first-hand the value of hard work over handouts. In announcing his candidacy, he stated, "We need to get away from looking to the government to solve all of our problems. Instead we need to force them to solve theirs. We need to stop the bailouts and handouts, and need to balance the budget and ensure that our children will inherit a strong America, not a bankrupt one. I know how to create jobs, make a payroll, meet a budget, and stay out of debt. I am running to restore this forgotten, commonsense value to Washington."
Tim Burns was raised, educated and lives in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. He grew up in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown (Cambria County) and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1986. In 1990, Tim obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, County).
In 1992, after graduating college, Tim started his own pharmacy technology company in the basement of his house, that improved the process of filling prescription with greater accuracy and grew it to over 400 employees before selling it in 2003. Tim’s business background and work in health care technology make him uniquely qualified to help our nation increase access to quality, affordable health care without raising taxes, and bring business sense to the government.
Since selling his company in 2003, Tim has been active in economic development projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania as an advisor and entrepreneur. He has also volunteered his time helping flood victims in Sharpsburg (Allegheny County), traveling to Mississippi to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, volunteering at a local hospice and directing a youth camp for special needs children. Tim serves on the Board of Directors for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).
Tim Burns’ commitment to conservative values, smaller government, lower taxes, an end to wasteful spending and restoring an ethical standard in public service, makes him the best choice to be the Republican nominee for Congress in the 12th Congressional District. Tim’s life experience growing up and attending school in the 12th Congressional District as well as being a father, entrepreneur, successful businessman and community leader, make him uniquely qualified to serve as our next Congressman.
Tim is a resident of Eighty Four, PA (Washington County) where he enjoys spending time with his two sons, Brock Christian (14) and Trent Matthew (12). He attends St. Benedict Catholic Church in Peters Twp. (Washington County).
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