Born in Kerrville, Konni was raised in the small south Texas town of Banquete, which consisted of little more than a school and a post office. Both her parents worked at the school: her father as the high school principal and her mother as the school secretary. Konni attended the University of North Texas, earning a BBA in Marketing. There she met her husband, Phillip, of thirty years.
A strong pro-life advocate, Konni and Phil have worked closely with The Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth. The Burtons are proud parents of two “Gladney Babies,” Tori and Faith.
In 2014, Senator Burton won her first bid for elected office by capturing Senate District 10. Burton champions individual liberty, personal responsibility, and free market economics. She fights to prioritize tax dollars to core functions of state government, such as public education, transportation, water infrastructure, and public safety.
Konni and her family live in Colleyville.