Texas House Member

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Rep. Burrows, Dustin

District 83

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.610

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0542

District Address:

10507 Quaker Avenue, Suite 103

Lubbock, Texas 79424

(806) 795-0635

Counties Represented:

Borden, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Kent, Lubbock (part), Lynn, Mitchell, Scurry, Terry

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Biography

State Representative Dustin Burrows was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, where he graduated from Monterey High School. While at Monterey, he was active in Future Farmers of America, showed pigs, and served as a livestock judge, sparking a passion for supporting agriculture and farming programs for youth.

Dustin attended college in Memphis, Tennessee, but his educational pursuits brought him back to his hometown where he earned two degrees from Texas Tech University and has remained a diehard Red Raider fan.

Dustin was first elected to serve House District 83 in 2014. He previously chaired the Ways & Means Committee and sponsored the "Texas Property Tax Report and Transparency Act of 2019" which limited the increase of non-voter approved tax increases for cities and counties to 3.5%. Dustin was also the author of the "Texas Regulatory Consistency Act" in 2023, which restored regulatory authority to the state - rather than thousands of local governments - eliminating costly compliance burdens and fueling economic growth.

Dustin chaired the Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary Shooting in 2022, which led to his authorship of House Bill 3, a historic school safety bill that included the requirement of an armed security person on every campus in Texas. Dustin has authored several pieces of legislation for first responders, including the creation of an Ombudsman for injured first responders; expansion of the definition of presumptive cancer claims; and, the passage of the Matt Dawson Act, which guarantees lifetime benefits for first responders injured in the line of duty.

Dustin is an unwavering champion for Texas Tech University and helped lead efforts to create its school of Veterinary Medicine and establish the Texas University Fund, which increased Tech's endowment by over $1 billion dollars. He also authored HB 1750, the Right to Farm bill, that limits the amount of regulatory power city governments have over farming operations. Additionally, he authored legislation combatting the abusive use of eminent domain, as well as legislation streamlining Texas lien statutes to remove redundant provisions, address various ambiguities, and provide for specific statutory forms for notice.

Most recently, Dustin has served as chair of the House Calendars Committee for the 87th and 88th legislative sessions. In March of 2024, he was appointed to the House Investigative Committee on the Panhandle Wildfires. In 2022, he was appointed by the Speaker of the Texas House to Chair the Uvalde shooting investigation. See links to full reports in the Media tab.

He is married to Elisabeth, whose South Texas family has deep roots in cattle ranching and the oil and gas industry. They are the proud parents of three boys, Davis, Whitby and Henry, all of whom are students in Lubbock ISD.

Dustin fue elegido representante del distrito 83 de la Cámara en el 2014 y fue reelegido en el 2014, 2016, 2018 y 2020, ganando con el 79 % de los votos. Actualmente, Dustin preside el Comité de Calendarios de la Cámara. Además, es miembro del Comité de Correccionales y del Comité de Manejo de Tierras y Recursos.

Dustin nació en Lubbock y asistió a Monterey High School. En Monterey, estuvo involucrado con la FFA, mostró cerdos y fue juez de ganado.
Después de graduarse de la escuela secundaria, Dustin fue a Rhodes College, donde estudió Economía. A partir de sus estudios, Dustin desarrolló un profundo aprecio por el mercado. Uno de sus profesores favoritos comenzó una clase explicando que la clave para entender la economía pública es reconocer que “Cualquier cosa que hace el gobierno es dos veces más costosa y la mitad de efectiva que lo que puede hacer el sector privado”.

Después de graduarse de Rhodes, Dustin estaba ansioso por regresar al oeste de Texas. Se mudó a casa en el 2001 y se graduó en la Facultad de Derecho de Texas Tech y de la Escuela de Administracion de Empresas de Rawls con un doctorado en Jurisprudencia y un máster en Administración de Empresas en el 2004. Dustin es propietario de una pequeña empresa y ejerce el derecho en el bufete de abogados Burrows en Lubbock.

Dustin ha tenido la oportunidad de representar a personas y pequeñas empresas dedicadas a una variedad de industrias. Actualmente, la mayor parte de su práctica está dedicada a representar a productores agrícolas en los condados de Gaines, Terry, Lynn y Lubbock. Dustin ha aprendido que las personas en todos los ámbitos de la vida se esfuerzan por ser miembros legítimos de la sociedad; sin embargo, el gran volumen y la complejidad de las leyes crean un gran obstáculo para vivir una vida legal y conforme a las normas. Dustin cree que necesitamos menos leyes, no más, y que la Legislatura de Texas debería trabajar para derogar y simplificar nuestras leyes abrumadoras.

Dustin está casado con Elisabeth, quien creció en el sur de Texas en una familia involucrada en la ganadería, el petróleo y el gas, y son los orgullosos padres de tres niños, Davis, Whitby y Henry.

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