Meet Cindy

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One of Us

Cindy and her husband, Air Force veteran and software developer Mike Burkett, were high school sweethearts. Thirty-six years of marriage, three children and now three grandchildren later, they still love and “like” each other. Their family is just like yours. They’ve lived through the same ups and downs. Cindy ran for State Representative in 2010, because she believes average folks like us must stand up and take control of our government once again. And just as she promised, as our state representative, Cindy helped balance the budget without raising taxes and stood firm for family values.

Hard Work & Bootstraps

Cindy’s story is all about bootstraps. Mike, her husband, acknowledges her hard work while the two of them worked his way through school. Several years of kids, job, family and church activities later, they put Cindy through school and she completed her degree after eight years of working during the day and going to school at night. And if simply getting her degree under those circumstances wasn’t challenging enough – how about graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA?

When Cindy got to Austin, she knew it was time to get to work once again. There were a number of challenges during the session, but Cindy worked tirelessly to make Texas even better for our children and grandchildren. While Washington is paralyzed by rising debt and out-of-control spending, Texas is still on the move thanks to the commitment of elected officials like Cindy.

Faith in God and Freedom

The Burketts have worshiped at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church for more than twenty years, and they still remember when the country’s children were taught about our American traditions in school and at home. As their own children grew up, mom and dad noticed the difference over time and they believe we must once again instill our children with a sense of pride in our country and its heritage. America still represents the greatest hope for freedom and it is our duty to protect it for future generations. Ultimately, that’s why Cindy ran for office in 2010, and with your support will continue to be our voice in Austin.

Small Business Owner

Cindy is the co-owner of Highline Enterprises, a company that operates several Subway sandwich franchises. She knows what it is like to make a payroll and create jobs. She also understands that North Texans are fed up with politicians who can’t control themselves, especially when it comes to spending our hard-earned money. Who better to put government on a diet than a subway sandwich shop owner?


  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Restaurant Association
  • Dallas County Republican Assembly
  • Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans
  • Texas Home School Coalition
  • Texas Alliance for Life
  • Texas Right to Life
  • Concerned Women of America
  • David Barton with Wall Builders
  • Young Conservatives of Texas
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • A-Rating by the NRA and TSRA