Meet Kevin Burke
Candidate for Delegate — Maryland's District 31
Iraqi War veteran, former federal criminal prosecutor and super nice guy – Kevin is running to represent Maryland's District 31 as your Delegate. He is running because he believes that government service can be an honorable endeavor that can help make a positive difference for our community. We are facing great challenges in Maryland and the country today but we also have the opportunity to meet these challenges with innovative, independent, bipartisan solutions. But in order to do so we must stop fighting one another and start fighting for the future.
Regardless of your party affiliation, or lack thereof, Kevin is the best choice to represent you because he would bring the right experience and an independent minded approach to advocate for innovative and bipartisan solutions for Maryland. Kevin was in law school on September 11, 2001, and the events of that day reinforced a sense of responsibility. Inspired by former NFL player Pat Tillman, and others less well known, Kevin joined the military and served on active duty for almost 10 years. During his military career, Kevin volunteered to serve overseas in South Korea and Iraq. In Iraq, he served on the staff of now Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. For his service in Iraq he was awarded the Joint Meritorious Service Medal.
Kevin also served as a federal prosecutor and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Districts of New Mexico and Maryland. In these roles, he led investigative teams and prosecuted criminal drug, gun, fraud, and sexual assault offenses. During this time, he also had the privilege to work with the dedicated members of the Maryland State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal agencies.
Kevin currently works as an estate and tax attorney and financial advisor helping working families, retirees, and seniors achieve economic success and financial security. In this capacity Kevin has seen the positive and also unintended negative effects that government policies and programs can have on citizens. He also was appointed by County Executive Pittman to serve on the Anne Arundel County Commission for Disability Issues. This Commission advises the County Executive on policies and government spending that affect seniors and those with disabilities and reviews and comments on legislation that impacts these communities.
Kevin resides in Severna Park with his wife Megan, sons Aidan (8) and Griffin (6), who attend public schools, a stuffed animal version of Spider-Man (adopted), and dog Franklin.