|Alabama House of Representatives District 12|
|November 3, 2010-Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Alabama|
|Other||MDiv, Candler School of Theology, Emory University|
Buttram earned his B.S. in History from the University of North Alabama and his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Buttram was a pastor for Camp Hill & Red Ridge United Methodist Churches of Tallapoosa County from 1981 to 1984. He then worked as a pastor of the Taylorville United Methodist Church from 1984 to 1986. From 1986 to 1995, he was an associate pastor for the Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville. Buttram continued his work as a pastor for Saint Andrew's Methodist Church and Hamilton United Methodist Church from 1995 to 2003 and 2003 to 2009, respectively.
Buttram served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
- Subcommittee on Agency and Commission Issues
- Subcommittee on Professional Qualifications
- Subcommittee on K-12
- Subcommittee on Utilities
Buttram's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- On education
- Excerpt: "I’ll work toward solutions for Cullman County’s education crisis."
- On big government
- Excerpt: "I don’t believe that the answer to any problem is creating another government agency to deal with it."
- On the economy, agriculture, jobs, and taxes
- Excerpt: "Government spending has created a house of dominoes that has brought us to our current economic and job crisis."
- On service
- Excerpt: "I have spent my entire adult life dedicated to service."
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2013. Incumbent Mac Buttram will face Corey Harbison and Roy Jackson in the Republican primary.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 General Election (2010)|
|Mac Buttram (R)||9,062|
|James C. Fields (D)||7,667|
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Mac Buttram (R)||3,577|
|Kenneth Kilgo (R)||3,119|
In 2010, Buttram raised $19,590 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Republican Party||$3,185|
|Alabama Rural Electric Association||$2,500|
|Mixon, Barry & Pam||$2,000|
In 2010, Buttram's endorsements included the following:
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
Buttram and his wife, Pam, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mac + Buttram + Alabama + House + Legislature" Mac Buttram News Feed
- Cullman County Democrat to enter Lt. Gov. race - Anniston Star
- Candidates continue to raise funds for 2014 election - Cullman Times Online
- Former Democratic Rep. James Fields running for Alabama lieutenant governor - The Republic
- House site
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Mac Buttram on LinkedIn
- Mac Buttram's campaign website, Mac on the Issues
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama GOP primary results
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- The Alabama Tea Party Express
James C. Fields
|Alabama House District 12
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