Marilyn Burns has been the Tatum Mayor for two terms and is working on her third term. She worked for Western Commerce Bank for 23 years, worked for Tatum Senior Citizens for 6 years and was a basic EMT for around 12 years. She was also the President of the Tatum Chamber of Commerce and the District Director for District 5 for 2 years. When her children were in sports, she helped with Little League and Little Dribblers. Marilyn has completed the Moli course and a Leadership course. She and her husband, John Burns, have four children, Larry Burns, Frank Burns, Kimberly Bleyenberg and Charlotte Arellano, and five grandchildren Brandon Bleyenberg, Madison Bleyenberg, Jaylon Bleyenberg, Jordan Bartlett, and Justice Arellano.