I, James G. Burns, am a life long resident of Tate Township. I graduated from Bethel-Tate High School. I married my high school sweetheart, Corinne, in 1975. To this union, two children were born. My daughter Tiffany, married David Riddle. They have two children, Nathan and Mackenzie. They also live in Tate Township. My son, James married Tiffany Balk and they reside in Winchester, Kentucky.
I started working at the family business in October 1968. I took over the business in 1990 and I am there still today.
I am a member and past Master of Bethel Lodge 61. I am a past member of the Bethel Lions Club and served as President for two years. I served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 196. I am a member of the Sons of American Legion, Bethel Post 406. I sponsored the SADD chapter at Bethel-Tate High School and assisted in numerous local baseball and softball teams. I have supplied the touchdown cannon for Bethel-Tate High School football games for ten plus years.
I was elected as Tate Township Trustee in 1994 to serve a two year unexpired term. I was then defeated and then re-elected. I have held that position ever since. During the years I have observed Tate Township changing. I have done my best to keep ahead of the changes to better serve the residents of the township. I am a strong supported of our Fire Department, which is second to none. I am extremely proud of our Road and Cemetery Departments. Our Zoning Department does its best to keep up with our zoning regulations.
Remember this is your Township to enjoy and protect. I will continue to do my best to serve our community. Thank you. Sincerely, James G. Burns