Augusta – Senator David Burns (R-Washington) had an impressive, nearly perfect attendance record in the Senate this year. He was present for 99.8 percent of the hundreds of roll call votes taken.

“Casting a vote on the record is the most fundamental responsibility lawmakers have,” said Senator Burns. “It is how the voice of our constituents is heard in Augusta, and that is why I make every effort to be in my seat and voting during roll calls.”

From January to July, roll call votes were held on matters ranging from the state budget to welfare reform to education policy.

Senator Burns is currently serving his second term in the Maine Senate. He is the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary, as well as a member of both the Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Government Oversight Committees.