Personal Profile


Full Name Michael Burgess
Age 66
Hometown Lewisville
Race White
Education B.S., North Texas State University; M.S., Medical Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2000; M.S., North Texas State University; M.D., University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Spouse: Laura

Michael Burgess was first elected to Congress in 2002. He represents the 26th Congressional District of Texas.

Burgess serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and three of its subcommittees: Health Care, Energy & Environment, and Oversight & Investigations.  He is also a member of the bicameral Joint Economic Committee.

Burgess counts transportation among his highest priorities. He is the founder and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus.

Burgess’ awards include the “2008 House Legislator of the Year” from the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the “2005 Legislator of the Year” from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to running for congress, Burgess practiced medicine for nearly 30 years.

He was raised in Denton, Texas. He graduated with both an undergraduate and a Masters degree from North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency programs at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  Dr. Burgess also received a Masters degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Burgess has been married to his wife, Laura, for 35 years. They have three children and a grandson.