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Richard BurrREPRepublican United States Senator
67
Years of Age
28
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is an American businessman and politician who served as a United States senator from North Carolina from 2005 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, Burr was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Burr is a graduate of Wake Forest University. Before seeking elected office, he was a sales manager for a lawn equipment company. In 1994, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for North Carolina's 5th congressional district as part of the Republican Revolution. Burr was first elected to the United States Senate in 2004. From 2015 to 2020, he chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee. In 2016, he announced that he would not seek reelection in 2022. Burr temporarily stepped down as chair of the Intelligence Committee on May 15, 2020, amid an FBI investigation into allegations of insider trading during the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 19, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that the investigation had been closed, with no charges against Burr.Burr was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment trial.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$12,825,614
Total Raised
$9,536,145
Total Spent
$247,342
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$868,346
93%
Retired$811,619
63%
Lawyers/Law Firms$554,602
61%
Insurance$532,793
60%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$525,239
60%
Real Estate$524,739
59%
Leadership PACs$516,960
52%
Health Professionals$458,294
46%
Lobbyists$404,156
35%
Oil & Gas$306,757
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Arts
1978
Richard J. Reynolds High School
1974
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Senator
United States Senate
2005 - 2023
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1994 - 2004
Former Republican Assistant Whip
United States House of Representatives
Sales Manager
Carswell Distributing Company
1977 - 1994
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Board Member
Idealliance
Current
Co-Chair
North Carolina Taxpayers United
Current
Member
Rotary Club
Current
Member
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Current
Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Brenner Children's Hospital
Current
Member
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
United Way
Current
Member
Board of Visitors, West Point
Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Boating Caucus
Current
Co-founder
Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Caucus
Current
Member
Rural Health Care Coalition
Current
Member
High Tech Task Force
Current
Ranking Member
Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Current
Former Chair
Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senate