|Alabama House of Representatives District 12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||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 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. Harbison was unchallenged in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Mac Buttram Incumbent||44%||3,875|
|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.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Mac Buttram on LinkedIn
- Mac Buttram campaign website, "Mac on the Issues," November 2, 2010 (dead link)
- AL.com, "Alabama primary runoffs: Live results from select statewide races," July 15, 2014
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama2010.com, "Alabama GOP primary results," accessed May 5, 2014 (dead link)
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- The Alabama Tea Party Express, "Endorsements," November 2, 2010
James C. Fields
|Alabama House District 12
| Succeeded by|
Corey Harbison (R)
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