Timothy Burgess


Timothy Burgess was born in Montpelier, Vermont. When he was 11 years old, his father—a defense lawyer, whose office he worked in until his retirement—moved to California. He comes from a large family, and has always been engaged in political and social issues. His parents encouraged action over passivity. At just 14 years old, he became an unpaid intern for Congressman Ronald Dellums. He then went onto college and became a delegate for Jerry Brown. When Timothy moved back to Vermont at 23, he worked for political candidates, ultimately running for and holding elective office.

In 2004, Timothy stood trial and went to prison, where he continued to run voter drives, and engage in advocacy and action. When he was released in 2009, Timothy became an Advocate with NARSOL, engaging in the legislative process. In 2021, Timothy became the state leader for Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, working on criminal justice issues in Vermont and across the country. In the small town that he lives in, he serves on a multitude of different municipal boards.