Sheila Butt

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Sheila Butt
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 64
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEast Tennessee State University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 20, 1951
Place of birthRockford, IL
ProfessionMotivational Speaker
ReligionChuch of Christ
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sheila Butt is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 64. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Butt earned a B.S. from East Tennessee State University. She was the managing partner of MacInk Printers. Butt has authored several parenting books, worked as a motivational speaker, and co-founded two marketing companies focused on promoting the Tennessee cattle industry.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Butt served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
State Government, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Butt served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sheila Butt endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election.

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Sheila Butt was unopposed in the Republican primary. James Gray is running as an Independent. Butt and Gray will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Butt won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 64. Butt ran unopposed in the August 2 Republican primary election and defeated Brian Brewer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Butt Incumbent 66.4% 16,769
     Democratic Brian Brewer 33.6% 8,501
Total Votes 25,270

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Butt defeated opponent Gary Carbaugh in the August 5 Republican primary. She defeated Ty Cobb (D) and Ricky Martin (I) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Butt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Butt raised a total of $252,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[6]

Sheila Butt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 62 Won $101,946
2010 Tennessee State House, District 62 Won $150,104
Grand Total Raised $252,050

2012

Butt won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Butt raised a total of $101,946.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheila Butt's campaign in 2012
Truth Matters PAC$7,100
Leaders Of Tennessee$4,000
Davis, Kent R$2,800
Mitchell, Jimmy$2,800
Harwell, Beth Halteman$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$101,946
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Butt won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Butt raised a total of $150,104.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Butt and her husband, Stan, have three children. They currently reside in Columbia, Tennessee.

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