“I will work hard for all of Jackson County and consider the long term interests of the residents and the people that work and invest here.
As your District 3 representative, I promise to always Respect the Taxpayer.”
- Emily Burke
“Offering discounts on permits, spending taxpayer dollars without providing an itemized budget and hiring consultants to tell us what we already know is a waste of taxpayer money,” Burke said. “Passing a county budget with so many appropriations later on is not real transparency.” Courtesy of the THE SOUTHERN November 21, 2013: The Jackson County board adopted …Continue »
(Courtesy of The Southern Illinoisan Sept. 21, 2014) To the Editor: As a county board member in Jackson County, I have always tried to do the right thing and look out for taxpayers. On Tuesday Sept. 16, the County Board approved a $1,000 payment to workers at the Jackson County Nursing Home. I’m writing to …Continue »
(Courtesy of the Murphysboro American Sept. 5, 2014) Last month, Murphysboro native Emily Burke spent a week at the University of Illinois in Champaign for the third annual Edgar Fellows Program. This year’s class included 37 of the state’s rising leaders to discuss the state’s challenges and new strategies for public leadership. “The opportunity to meet …Continue »
Recent news courtesy of Southern Illinoisan: Forty emerging leaders from throughout the state have been chosen as 2014 Edgar Fellows. Locally, Jackson County board member Emily Burke and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds received the honor. Laura Taylor, an Anna native, working on U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart’s campaign staff in Fairview Heights was …Continue »