Rep. Colleen Burton,
Proven. Conservative. Leadership.
Colleen Burton is a mother, grandmother, community leader, and our conservative voice in the Florida House of Representatives.
Since being elected to the Florida House in 2014, Colleen has distinguished herself as a leader for our community. She has fought to bring jobs to Polk County, defend the rights of the unborn, protect the Second Amendment, improve the health and supply of our water resources, keep our taxes low, and help our children receive a quality education.
Colleen has dedicated herself to improving Polk County. She served as the Executive Director of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and was then tapped to launch a countywide comprehensive community planning process - Polk Vision. Colleen brought together local residents, business leaders, and government officials to provide input on matters critical to Polk County’s success in areas such as education, economic development, infrastructure, government, quality of life, and civic engagement.
Over the years, Colleen has served on the boards of directors of numerous organizations including the Lakeland Republican Women’s Club, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) Advisory board, United Way of Central Florida Community Impact Cabinet, Polk Hunger Council, and a Polk Tourist Development Council subcommittee. Colleen has also brought her insight to statewide conversations as a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Six Pillars Caucus System.
Married since 1980 to Brad, the Burtons have raised three children: Chris, Tim, and Elizabeth. They have resided in Lakeland since 1993 and are active members at Resurrection Catholic Church. Colleen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Sacramento.