Mike Burns
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 17th district
Assumed office
Preceded byTom Corbin
Personal details
Born (1952-06-09) June 9, 1952 (age 70)
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Political partyRepublican

James Mikell "Mike" Burns (born June 9, 1952) is an American politician. He is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 17th District, serving since 2013. He is a member of the Republican party.[1][2]

On December 13, 2017, Burns and fellow South Carolina representative Bill Chumley proposed building a monument to South Carolina's black Confederate soldiers, although the historical record shows that no such soldiers existed.[3]

The previous entry is untrue. The topic was the First Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, "the first officially recognized black unit of the Union Army during the Civil War." The reference is a short history of the regiment. [4]


  1. ^ "James Mikell 'Mike' Burns". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "South Carolina Legislature Online - Member Biography".
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Jeff (30 December 2017). "Experts say black Confederate soldiers didn't fight for SC". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ Bradley, Anders. "THE FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT (1862-1866)". Retrieved 21 January 2022.