Party affiliation: Republican
Richard M. Burr, United States Senator from North Carolina, former congressman. Named Legislation of Year, Biotechnology Industry Organization, 2002; recipient Alfred & Alma Hitchcock Tribute award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1999, Manufacturing Legislation Excellence award, National Association Manufacturers, 1999, Ground Water Protector award, National Ground Water Association, 2000, Jefferson award, Citizens for Sound Economic, 2001.
National sales manager Carswell Distributing, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978-1994. State co-chairman North Carolina Taxpayers United, 1993-1998. Member from 5th North Carolina district United States House of Representatives, 1995—2005.
United States Senator from North Carolina, since 2005. Member veterans' affairs, armed services, energy & natural resources, health, education, labor & pensions committees and the select committee on intelligence United States Senate.
1978 - 1994
1993 - 1998
1995 - 2005