Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Lon Burnam District 90 (D-Fort Worth)

Industry
Consultant
Education
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.C.R.P., University of Texas at Arlington
Spouse
Carol Roark
Committees
  • Energy Resources Committee
  • Criminal Jurisprudence
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Burnam is a self-employed consultant working with nonprofit advocacy organizations.

  • He was previously Director of the Dallas Peace Center, a nonprofit, faith-based social justice and advocacy organization.

  • He served as North Texas director of Texas Citizens Action from 1989 to 1994; he was a clean air lobbyist for the Sierra Club in Dallas from 1987 to 1989, and he was special assistant to the regional administrator of the Texas Department of Human Services from 1984 to 1987.

  • His wife, Carol Roark, is the interim director of Preservation Dallas.

Property

  • Residential property in Fort Worth valued at $156,400

Analysis

  • He was fined $1,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission in 2011 for inconsistencies in his campaign finance reports, including incorrect balances.