Rep. Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) announces run for Senate District 10
September 13, 2017
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Rep. Mack Butler (R – Rainbow City) announces run for Senate District 10

PHOTO: Butler is running for Senate District 10, which covers part of DeKalb County and is currently held by Senator Phil Williams, who announced earlier this year he would not be seeking re-election. (Contributed Photo | Mack Butler for Senate)

By Staff Reports

RAINBOW CITY, Ala.  Last Saturday, Representative Butler addressed DeKalb County Republicans at the September meeting of the DeKalb County Republican Breakfast Club. Video of his remarks can be found at the bottom of this article.  

Mack Butler, a small businessman and state legislator from Rainbow City, announced his candidacy today for the Republican nomination to District 10 of the Alabama State Senate.

“Our community has been blessed for the past seven years to have conservative leadership in the Alabama Senate,” Rep. Butler said, “Because I’ve been encouraged by so many people and there’s so much work to do in Montgomery, I have decided to enter this race to give the people of Etowah, Cherokee and DeKalb counties the small government, pro-liberty representation in Montgomery that they want.”

Rep. Butler owns an electrical contracting business and is a resident of Rainbow City in Etowah County. He is currently serving as the 4th Congressional District chairman of Judge Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign. He also actively campaigned for President Donald Trump in 2016, and was an elected Delegate for Trump to the Republican National Convention in 2016.

Prior to serving in the Alabama House of Representatives, Rep. Butler served on the Etowah County Board of Education. He is widely recognized as one of the House of Representatives’ most conservative members. He sponsored the Memorial Preservation Act, which became law this past session and protects our historical structures from removal. He also sponsored the recently enacted assisted suicide ban, and carried pro-Second Amendment legislation to reaffirm citizens’ right to bear arms.

“I believe in the Constitution,” Rep. Butler said, “and I believe in the rights that we’ve been given by our Creator. I will continue to fight every day for the people to preserve those rights. We all want to hand over a better state and a better nation to our children than the one our parents’ handed over to us. For too long, government has been the problem. We need to return liberty to the people.“

A reserve deputy with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department since 2006, and APOSTC Certified, Rep. Butler has a strong history of supporting law enforcement. “One of the main duties of government is to keep our streets safe,” he said. “I am committed to working hand in hand with those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us.”

Rep. Butler’s history as a school board member also fits into his goals as a state Senator. “We need to do what we can to make the most impact in our classrooms,” he said. “I’m interested in hearing from those on the front lines – in the classroom. There are amazing things happening in classrooms all over this district. But I can say this. We spend too much time and money on buildings and people far away from the classroom. We need to get back to what works best: equipping our teachers, not bureaucrats.”

Mack Butler has been a small business owner for over 33 years. He understands the difficulties of owning a small business and how unnecessary government regulation and high taxes hurt Alabama’s economy and small businesses. During his time in the Alabama House, Mack has consistently been on the frontlines for lower taxes and less regulation on our small businesses and will continue to do so as State Senator.

Rep. Butler is seeking to succeed state Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City. Sen. Williams has decided not to seek re-election. “Phil Williams is my friend, my ally, and a conservative beacon in this state,” Rep. Butler said. “I am honored that he was one of the first to encourage me to take this next step.”

Sen. Phil Williams has endorsed Rep. Butler for the job. “Mack Butler is a man of high character and a leader who puts people first. He will be a listener, and one who gets things done in Montgomery,” said Williams.

Rep. Butler is married to the former Connie Panell, also a native of Gadsden. They have four children and attend Whorton Bend Baptist Church.

Butler’s remarks at the Republican Breakfast Club: 

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