Chris Buttars

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Chris Buttars
Utah State Senate District 10
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
March 11, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Retired
D. Chris Buttars (b. April 1, 1942) is a former Republican member of the Utah State Senate since 2001, representing the 10th District.

Buttars served on the West Jordan City Council from 1970 to 1983. He joined the Utah State Senate in 2001 and represented the 10th District until his resignation on March 11, 2011.[1]

Buttars earned his B.S. in Marketing/Economics from Utah State University in 1967.

Buttars worked as a retail sales manager for Amoco Oil Company from 1967 to 1976. He was executive director of Petroleum Retailers Organization from 1976 to 1986. He then became executive director/fund raising consultant for Utah Boys Ranch from 1991 until his retirement.

Committee assignments


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Buttars served on the following committees:



On November 4, 2008, Buttars won re-election to the 10th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponents John Rendell and Steve Maxfield.[2]

Buttars raised $151,292 for his campaign, while Rendell raised $64,836 and Maxfield raised $532. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Buttars (R) 19,766 49.6%
John Rendell (D) 17,986 45.1%
Steve Maxfield (C) 2,128 5.3%

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Buttars was up for re-election, he collected $151,292 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Utah $19,000
John Dudley $11,000
Utah County Legislative PAC $9,000
Onyx Construction LLC $5,000


Buttars and his wife Helen have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Utah Senate District 10
Succeeded by