F. Michael Burkett
|Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 19th district
January 6, 2003 – December 4, 2008
|Preceded by||Betsy D. Dunklin|
|Succeeded by||Nicole LeFavour|
June 7, 1948 |
|Alma mater||United States Air Force Academy (B.S. 1970), University of Idaho (LL.D. 1979)|
Burkett is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air Force. He earned his law degree from the University of Idaho in 1979. Burkett is currently a partner with Huntley Park, LLP in Boise.
Burkett first won election to the Idaho Legislature in 1988 by defeating Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Risch in one of the state's most significant political upsets that year. He served in the Idaho State Senate from 1989 to 1992.
In 1994 Burkett was an unsuccessful candidate for Attorney General of Idaho, losing to Republican nominee Alan G. Lance.
In 2002 Burkett was reelected to the Idaho State Senate from District 19, which includes the North End neighborhood of Boise. The district is one of only a few in the state which routinely votes for Democrats over Republicans.
Burkett was not a candidate for reelection in 2008. He was succeeded by Democratic state Rep. Nicole LeFavour.
- Idaho Legislature - Senator Mike Burkett official government site
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Michael Burkett (ID) profile
- Follow the Money - Mike Burkett
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