If judicial salaries remain stagnant, he says, he may have to quit.
"My youngest is 2 right now. … I'd reach a point I'd have to strongly consider stepping down in order to make the money to put those kids through school, to help them purchase a vehicle, to do those types of things. At some point it's irresponsible and poor parenting for me to not do that. I'm sorry; I just want better for my kids," Burgess says.
He adds, "If we want to retain qualified members of the judiciary, if we want people excited trying to help others, we at least need to make it less an impact on our families."