About Dustin Burrows
Dustin was elected as Representative for House District 83 with over 81% of the vote. He was sworn into office on January 13, 2015, and served in the 84th Texas legislature. He was unopposed for re-election and will represent House District 83 in the 85th Texas Legislature.
Dustin was born in Lubbock and attended Monterey High School. At Monterey, he was involved with FFA, showed pigs and judged livestock.
After graduating high school, Dustin went to Rhodes College where he studied economics. From his studies, Dustin developed a deep appreciation for the market. One of his favorite professors started a class by explaining that the key to understanding public economics is recognizing that “Anything the government does is twice as costly and half as effective as what the private sector can do.”
After graduating from Rhodes, Dustin was anxious to get back to West Texas. He moved home in 2001 and graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law and the Rawls College of Business with a J.D. and M.B.A. in 2004. He began working at the firm of McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf immediately thereafter with his father.
Dustin has had the opportunity to represent individuals and small businesses engaged in a variety of industries. Currently, most of his practice is devoted to representing agricultural producers in Gaines, Terry, Lynn and Lubbock counties. Dustin has learned that people in all walks of life strive to be lawful members of society; however, the sheer volume and complexity of the laws create a high hurdle to living a lawful and regulatory-compliant life. Dustin believes we need fewer laws, not more, and that the Texas legislature should work to repeal and simplify our overburdening laws.
Dustin is married to Elisabeth, who grew up in South Texas in a family involved with cattle ranching and oil & gas. They are the proud parents of three boys, Davis, Whitby and Henry. The family is Christian and enjoys spending time in their church.