Kelvin Butler

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Kelvin Butler
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Mississippi State Senate, District 38
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthApril 8, 1956
Place of birthMagnolia, Mississippi
Office website
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Kelvin E. Butler (b. April 8, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Butler served as a Magnolia alderman. He was a candidate for the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1999.


Butler earned his A.A. from Meadow Draughon Business College in 1975. Now retired, his professional experience includes working for Delphi Packard Electric Systems.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Butler served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Labor, Chair
Enrolled Bills, Vice Chair
Business and Financial Institutions
Highways and Transportation
Judiciary, Division A
Local and Private
State Library


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Butler served on these committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Business and Financial Institutions
Highways and Transportation
Judiciary, Division A
Local and Private
State Library



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Butler won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 38. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. No candidates ran in the Republican primary. Butler won the general election on November 8, 2011 unopposed.[1]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Butler ran unopposed for District 38 of the Mississippi State Senate.[2]

Butler raised $48,958 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 38
Candidates Votes Percent
Kelvin Butler (D) 12,125 100%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Butler received $35,117 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelvin Butler's campaign in 2011
South Mississippi Title Co$2,000
Weyerhaeuser Co$1,100
First Heritage Credit LLC$1,100
Mississippi Consumer Finance Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $35,117
Total Votes received in 2011 15,157
Cost of each vote received $2.32


In 2009 Kelvin Butler collected $24,013 in donations.[5]

His six largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Entergy $1,000
Advance America Cash Advance $1,000
Weyerhaeuser Co. $1,000
Southwest Distributors Inc. $1,000
Mississippi Hospitality Assoc. & Restaurant $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]


Butler is widowered with three children.

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Mississippi State Senate District 38
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