Thank you for your interest in my campaign to become Harris County District Clerk! My family has a long history of public service, as do I. Starting with my early experiences as a member of the PTA at my daughter’s school right up through my time with the state-level Texas PTA as Executive Director.
This role of District Clerk is one few are familiar with. The Clerk is the record-keeper for Harris County Courts; she handles funds related to cases; she coordinate the jury panel selection process; and more. It’s a behind-the-scenes role that’s so important to a well run judicial system.
A successful District Clerk must have strong management, organizational, and financial skills, as well as a strong moral and work ethic. I will bring these traits, my experience with grassroots political organization, and my financial expertise as a CPA to the job.
I look forward to serving you!
Marilyn Burgess was raised in Louisiana, in a family of dedicated public servants. Both her parents held elected office, with her father serving as Police Juror in her home parish for many years and her mother later serving as mayor. Both were loyal Democrats and raised three daughters to believe in hard work, community activism, and solid family values.
Marilyn graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, after which she relocated to Texas. Marilyn began her career in accounting, earning her CPA license, and became a mother, which gave her a chance to give back to her community by becoming an active member of the local and state Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
Through her independent accounting business, she was asked to work for the Texas PTA in Austin, to foster the health, education, and welfare of all children. Marilyn spent twelve years working with the organization, with the last four as Executive Director.
Marilyn brings her grassroots political organization experience and financial expertise to the position of Harris County District Clerk. She believes a fair and efficient justice system leads to better communities and a stronger economy, and that it is up to us to ensure we utilize all our resources to achieve our full potential. With your vote, she will work to make that a reality.
These experiences combined with her financial background and her drive to improve the community make her the right person for the job.
“You would be an outstanding District Clerk. Your background, experience, work ethic and dedication to public service make you the ideal person for the position of District Clerk.”
“Harris County needs Marilyn Burgess for District Clerk.”
Kathy A. Eads
“Marilyn Burgess is a WIN for Harris County District Clerk!”
As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Marilyn will bring fiscal responsibility and exceptional organizational skills to the role of Harris County District Clerk, ensuring that citizens get the most out of every tax dollar they put into our court system. She understands a well managed court system is essential for the prosperity of Harris County.
Marilyn is also a Certified Association Executive who understands how boards and their staff are meant to work together. She has also served as President of the North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce, working with elected officials and community members to improve the business community and its economy.
During her tenure as Executive Director of the Texas PTA, Marilyn lobbied before the Texas State Legislature and testified before the Texas Education Association on such issues as promoting a free, quality public education for all children by opposing school vouchers that would have redirected public funds to private institutions. She also worked on the passage of CHIPS legislation, promoted parent involvement in schools, and led workshops on school safety.
These experiences, combined with her financial background and her drive to improve the community, make her the right person for the job.
Certified Public Accountant
Marilyn has served as a CPA in the Houston area for many years.
Certified Association Executive
Marilyn is a Certified Association Executive who has also served as President of the North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce
Texas Parent-Teacher Association
Marilyn spent twelve years working with the Texas PTA, with the last four as Executive Director