Burnaman for GA HD 20       P O Box 1893     Woodstock, GA  30188
 I am only ONE of the candidates running for state House & Senate seats in Cherokee Co. 
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Put a life-long GA Educator in the GA Legislature!

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A little bit about Lillian Faye Brady Burnaman

I was born in Delaware in 1955, but lived in several different states during my childhood.  My father worked for Chrysler at Cape Kennedy from the beginning of the space race into the Apollo missions.  My mother worked for Brevard and Orange county (Florida) schools as a school counselor and psychologist.  During the 1960's, I became a "born-again" Christian and remain concerned about Christian persecution around our world.  

I earned an Associate degree in Education from Valencia Community College and worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando as a sales associate and translator in the Emporium.  I then earned my Bachelor in Elementary Education at the then Florida Technological University, now the University of Central Florida.  I met my husband of over 40 years (now THERE'S a real family value!) at the start of my senior year in high school.  We have two wonderful children and five grandchildren.   

After years of teaching regular elementary classes (starting in 1977 in Ringgold, Georgia), I earned a Masters degree in Interrelated Special Education at the University of West Georgia and have been a special education teacher in Georgia public schools for over 25 years (and one year at a private school).  In my years of teaching at elementary, middle, intermediate, and high schools, I have met many wonderful teachers, parents, students, and public servants.

The Burnaman children attended public schools in Cherokee County and graduated from Etowah High School.  After they graduated, I completed Cherokee county's TEACH 21 program and taught at Etowah High for several years.  I then taught at River Ridge High School - Cherokee County's newest high school. I have lived in the same house in Woodstock for 30 years and have been both frustrated and pleased at the progress in our county and our state.

I have been a life-long Democrat and have been active with the Cherokee County Democrats for a number of years and now serve as their Treasurer.  I decided to run for the Georgia Assembly office of State Representative - District 20 because I love Georgia, but am very concerned about the direction the state has taken in the last decade regarding employment, education, protection of OUR environment, domestic violence, taxation, civil rights, and transportation. I firmly believe that the "Me" of today needs to change into the "We" of the future. In short, I am working to get elected so that I can work to improve the future of all Georgia families and students.

I am (or was) a:

  • Career-long member of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), which is NOT a union, by the way!
  • Bartow and Cherokee County delegate to the GAE annual convention
  • GAE Representative at River Ridge High School
  • President of Cherokee Education Association (the local branch of GAE)
  • Long-time blood and platelet donor (Give the Gift of Life as often as you can!)
  • Financial supporter of Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • United Way financial supporter and sponsor at River Ridge High School
  • 2002 Who's Who of American Teachers
  • 2010 Cambridge Who's Who

Famous quotations in history . . .

Politicians are like diapers; They need to be changed often and for the same reason. - Mark Twain

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what You can do for your country!"  J F Kennedy

"I am not a member of any organized political party - I am a Democrat" - Will Rogers

Our Founding Fathers wrote . . .

"I am... against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents."  - Thomas Jefferson, 1799.

"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1801.


"A popular Government, without proper information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance.  And a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power with only knowledge gives."  - James Madison, 1822


"Men, by their constitutions, are naturally divided into two parties:


  1. Those who fear and distrust the people and with to draw all power from them into the hands of the higher classes.
  2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. 

In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves."   - Thomas Jefferson, 1824

It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect."  -  James Madison, 1833