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Mac Buttram
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Alabama House of Representatives District 12
Incumbent
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Alabama
OtherMDiv, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Personal
ProfessionPastor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mac Buttram is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber on November 2, 2010.

Biography

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

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."

Elections

2010

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.[2][3]

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

2010

In 2010, Buttram raised $19,590 in contributions. [4]

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

Endorsements

In 2010, Buttram's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express

Personal

Buttram and his wife, Pam, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James C. Fields
Alabama House District 12
2010–present
Succeeded by
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