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Mac Buttram
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Alabama House of Representatives District 12
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Alabama
OtherMDiv, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Mac Buttram is a former Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 12 from 2010 to 2014.


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.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Buttram's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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."



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Mac Buttram faced Corey Harbison and Roy Jackson in the Republican primary. As no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Buttram and Harbison - met in a runoff election, which Harbison won.[2] Harbison was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMac Buttram Incumbent 44% 3,875
Green check mark transparent.pngCorey Harbison 41.2% 3,630
Roy Jackson 14.8% 1,303
Total Votes 8,808


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Buttram defeated Kenneth Kilgo in the June 1 primary. He then defeated incumbent James C. Fields (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mac Buttram (R) 9,062
James C. Fields (D) 7,667
Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mac Buttram (R) 3,577
Kenneth Kilgo (R) 3,119

Campaign donors


In 2010, Buttram raised $19,590 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $3,185
Alabama Rural Electric Association $2,500
Sparks, Joyce $2,000
Mixon, Barry & Pam $2,000
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


In 2010, Buttram's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


Buttram and his wife, Pam, have three children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
James C. Fields
Alabama House District 12
Succeeded by
Corey Harbison (R)