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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 26

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Jeffrey D. Burum

Business Owner/Accountant
26,656 votes (19.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Grow the Economy: Cut the budget, taxes, and government spending, free enterprise zones, build infrastructure
  • Strengthen our military IAW national security objectives and privatize most of VA
  • Immigration Reform through Raise Act, Bracero Program, renegotiated NAFTA, and border security



Profession:Ret USAF Major/Ret CPA and Investment Advisor Rep
Pres., Investment Advisor Rep., Professional Financial Planning, Inc. (1997–2017)
Owner/Mgr/CPA, Jeff Burum CPA, MBA LLC (1997–2012)
Certified Public Accountant, AICPA, CO State Board of Accountancy — Appointed position (1997–2012)
Airman, Cadet, 2Lt, 1Lt, Capt, Major, Ret Maj., USAF (1978–1998)
USAF Major, Chief Financial Management, USAF Academy, CO — Appointed position (1995–1998)
USAF Lt, Strategic Nuclear Missile Combat Crew, 321 SMS, Grand Forks, ND — Appointed position (1984–1998)
USAF Captain, Deputy Chief, Financial Management, McChord AFB, WA — Appointed position (1992–1995)
USAF Captain, Comptroller, 4404 USAF Group (P) Riyadh AFB, SA — Appointed position (1993–1994)


University of CO/Colo Ssh, CO Undeclared Masters Degree/CPA Prep, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Tax, Law (1997)
University of N Dakota/Grand Forks, ND Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance (1989)
University of N Dakota/Grand Forks, ND Master of Arts, Political Science/American Government (1987)
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY Bachelor of Science, Political Science/International Affairs (1984)

Community Activities

Member/volunteer, Republican Party GOP (1978–current)
Member, VFW, American Legion, DAV, PVA (2012–current)
Member, Activist, Oxnard POV (2015–current)
Colorado Delegate, CO GOP (2010–2010)
Pres, Treasurer, Colorado Springs Society of CPAs (2000–2003)


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Ret USAF Major 1978-1998

Former CPA/Investment Advisor Rep /Business Owner 1997-2017+

Asst Professor, Military Art and Science, USAF Academy, 1988-1992

Adj Asst Professor, Taxation and Accounting, Colo Tech University, Regis University, 1998-2008

BS International Affairs,1984

MA Political Science,1987

MBA Acctg and Finance, 1989


Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Jeffrey D. Burum:

Federal MILCON money for interstate freeways/border security

Federal MILCON/MUNICIPAL funds for water infrastructure

Federak/state/private for electrical grid

State and private funds for state projects

Private,state, and federal funds for airport

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Jeffrey D. Burum:

Medicaid block grants/community mental health clinics

Interstate group health associations

Healthcare student scholarships: work study or 10 yr service contracts for low income providers, etc

Long term care facilities

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Jeffrey D. Burum:

Pass the Raise Act (meritocracy, vital national worker skills, no welfare, no felonies, e verify). Vetted pathway to citizenship.

Revised Bracero Program for guest workers to expedite processing

Send Job/Peace Corps/Commerce Secretary to Central American countries to implement/execute business growth and trade

Conclude revised NAFTA

Audit all US welfare/school programs to include only US citizens or bill exporting nations for cost of immigrant social programscin US.

Build border walls as necessary. Use drones, electronic tracking as necessary per DHS

Declare national emergency to deploy National Guard to secure borders as necessary


What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from Jeffrey D. Burum:

West coast water duct from Alaska to CA/AZ/TX

Aquafurs, underground reservoirs,  diversions and desalinization plants

Rebuild dams

Public control of all reservoirs

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Jeffrey D. Burum:

Require more discipline in schools, public areas, etc through more law enforcement and cultural changes

Begin a public review of media ethics per FCC regulations

Encourage American Spiritual Renewal

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $39,981

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Jeffrey D. Burum
Employees of Booz Allen Hamilton
Employees of doTERRA

More information about contributions

By State:

California 93.91%
Missouri 5.41%
Colorado 0.68%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.48%)
Small contributions (7.52%)

By Type:

From organizations (12.49%)
From individuals (87.51%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Conservative, Constitutionalist

40 yr Republican

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