Rep. Eric Burlison, a Republican, was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2008. Eric is the 6th generation Burlison in Southwest Missouri, since Isaac "Trock" Burlison settled with his family and farmed in Boaz in the late 1800s. Eric attended Southwest Missouri State University where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and his Masters in Business Administration. In addition to his legislative duties, he has been employed at CoxHealth and Cerner as a Software Engineer and Process Architect for the last 14 years. Eric is an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting deer, turkey, ducks, pheasant, and quail. For six years Eric was Missouri's chairman of the Sportsmen's Caucus which is distinguished as a National leadership role in Missouri's hunting industry.
Eric and his wife Angela have two daughters, Reese and Aubrey, and a dog named Fin. The Burlison's attend Destiny Church in Republic Missouri.