Tom Burch
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Tom Burch

Democrat

American politician

Louisville, Kentucky

Addresses

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Louisville
4012 Lambert Ave
Louisville, KY. 40218
Capitol
702 Capitol Avenue Annex Room 457C
Frankfort, KY. 40601
Louisville District Office
4012 Lambert Avenue
Louisville, KY. 40218
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Tom Burch

American politician
Summary
Experience
89
Years of Age
KYResidence (state)

Thomas J. Burch (born July 19, 1931) is an American politician in the state of Kentucky.Burch, born in Louisville, attended Bellarmine College, graduating in 1959 in business. He served in the United States Navy and United States Naval Reserve from 1948 to 1956, and also worked for General Electric from 1953 to 1991 as a production control manager. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives initially in 1972, serving a single term, until 1975. He elected again in 1977 to represent district 30, as a Democrat, and has served since. Committees he served on currently are: Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources, Health and Welfare (Chair) House Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources, Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare (Co-Chair), Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations, Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection, Licensing and Occupations, and Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Safety. Awards received include: Distinguished Service Award, Jefferson County Health Board Kentucky Association of Homes for Children Circle of Love Award Kentucky Outstanding Legislator Award for Health Legislation Kidney Foundation Legislative Award Legislator of the Year Child Support Enforcement 1990A Catholic by religion, Burch is married to Patty McDevitt and has five children and resides in Louisville. He is a member a board member of Brooklawn Youth Services, and a member of the Home of the Innocents, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Kentucky Organ Donor Council, Kentucky Welfare Reform Coalition, Kosair Children's Hospital, Lions Foundation, and the National Organization for Women.In 2010, Burch released a statement regarding alleged sexual abuse he experienced as a youth by a Catholic priest.

Experience

Education

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Bellarmine University
BA Business Administration
1959

Past Positions

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Representative
Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
1972
Production Control Manager
General Electric Corporation
1953 - 1991
Petty Officer
United States Navy Reserve
1952 - 1956
Petty Officer
United States Navy
1948 - 1952

Other Experience

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Founding Member
Saint Ignatius Church
Current
Co-Founder
Day Spring
Former Member
Kentucky Welfare Reform Coalition
Former Member
Brooklawn Youth Services Board
Member
Kentucky Organ Donor Council
Member
Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
Member
Home of the Innocents
Member
National Organization for Women
Member
Lions Foundation
Member
Kosair Children's Hospital
Former Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Health and Welfare, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Health and Family Services Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky House of Representatives
Former Member
State Government Committee, Kentucky State House of Representatives
Member
Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee