Anna Burham is one of the long standing members of the Des Moines TEA Party and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Serving on the Board she has gained opportunities meeting many political candidates at all levels of government. She also learned that one unknown passionate voice can be heard nationwide.
With her assistance leading the local TEA Party movement she discovered the power of social networking, the thrill of speaking to thousands that support the same beliefs, holding public servants accountable for their actions, the importance of listening to her fellow citizens, political organizing, fundraising and most importantly the power of the Constitution.
Anna comes from a long line of military heroes. Her Great, Great Grandfather fought in the Mexican Revolution, her Great Grandfather was in WWI, her Grandfather was in WWII as a pilot and also part of the British Air Force, her Father fought in the Vietnam War, was a part of the 101st Screaming Eagles, then later served 35 years in the National Guard and served in the Des Moines Police Department for 35 years and worked up to the position of Captain.
She also has worked in the financial industry for the last eleven years, predicting the mortgage crisis and has seen the ups and downs of the financial industry as a whole and has studied the enactment and repeal of the Glass-Stegall Act.
Anna also considers herself a “Conservative Buddhist” and believes that Buddhism is one of the ultimate forms of conservatism the precepts of Buddhism are very similar to Christianity and she applies the “Eight Fold Path” (Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration) when forming opinions on political matters
She was recently elected as a delegate to the Polk County GOP in Des Moines, Iowa. Anna also has two step daughters and a partner that inspires her daily to keep engaged in what she calls one of the “Greatest Political Circuses on Earth” because what happens in Washington now will affect the rest of her step daughters lives and coming generations of her family.
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