MIDLOTHIAN – Duke Burge announced Thursday afternoon his intention to seek election in the Republican primary as the Representative for District 10 in the Texas House of Representatives.

“It is an honor to serve the citizens of our great State and would ask for their support in the upcoming election,” Burge stated in a press release.

Burge is seeking to replace long-time Representative Jim Pitts, who announced his retirement Thursday. Speaking of Pitts, Burge stated, “Jim has been a great representative for our area and, on a personal note, a great friend. Ellis, Hill and Henderson counties have benefitted greatly from his leadership.”

Burge has served for 13 years on the Midlothian ISD Board of Trustees, serving twice as President of the Board.

“At Midlothian, we oversee the budget of the largest taxing entity in the area at $70 million. My voting record has been one of constant conservatism with an eye toward providing the best education possible with the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Midlothian has been rated at the top of the list on the Texas Comptrollers scale of cost-efficient districts. Our achievement ratings, completion rates, and teacher retention rates are all well above state average,” said Burge.

Burge has resided in Midlothian since 1993 and is married to life-long Midlothian resident Dawn Proffitt Burge. He is the President of Computer Solutions, Inc., located in Waxahachie and rated as one of the fastest growing IT companies in the U.S.

“I would ask you to take a look at our website, www.dukeburge.org, call me at 972-938-8087 ext. 10., or come by and visit if you have any questions. I look forward to this opportunity to serve,” Burge stated.