Rainbow City businessman Mack Butler has announced his candidacy for the District 28 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Butler, who is a former legislator with one of the most conservative voices while serving in Montgomery, plans to return after he said he began witnessing the “huge growth of government and taxes in the last few years, all the while citizens lost many constitutional liberties,” according to his campaign.
As a legislator, Butler fought for less government, lower taxes, religious liberty, gun rights and pro-life issues, his campaign said, and he plans to continue the fight along with protecting personal freedoms.
“The state legislature is our absolute last line of defense against over-reach from both the state and federal government,” he said. “We must have a legislator who will fight for our rights.”
Prior to serving in the legislature, Butler served 10 years on the Etowah County Board of Education. He said he knows first-hand the importance of getting each student either career or college ready and that he will focus on continually improving our education system with funding and innovation.
Butler was elected as Trump delegate in 2016 and 2020, and helped Trump twice secure the Republican nomination for president.
Butler and his wife of 37 years own two small businesses and have been self-employed since the age of 22, creating jobs and recruiting businesses to our community.
“We need business people in our legislature who know how to create jobs and handle a balance sheet. The more money government takes from its people, the more it gives to special interests,” he said.
Butler will be a true conservative voice for the principles of limited government, individual freedom and strong family values, his campaign said.
Butler is a long-time member of both the state and county Republican executive committees and served two terms as the county chairman.
The 2022 Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24.