By Brandon Moseley

Former State Rep. Mack N. Butler (R-Rainbow City) announced his candidacy for the District 28 seat representing Etowah County in the Alabama House of Representatives.

“The state legislature is our absolute last line of defense against over-reach from both the state and federal government,” Butler said in a statement. “We must have a legislator who will fight for our rights.”

Butler is a former legislator who was known for his strong conservative positions. He said he made the decision to return to the Statehouse after witnessing the huge growth of government and taxes in the last few years.

Butler said that as a legislator, he fought for less government, lower taxes, religious liberty, gun rights and pro-life issues. He said he plans to continue to fight for those issues along with protecting personal freedoms.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Butler served 10 years on the Etowah County Board of Education.

Butler was elected as a Trump delegate in both 2016 and 2020 helping Trump twice secure the Republican nomination for President.

He and his wife of 37 years own two small businesses. He has been self-employed since the age of 22, creating jobs and recruiting businesses to the community.

“We need business people in our legislature who know how to create jobs and handle a balance sheet,” Butler said. “The more money government takes from its people, the more it gives to special interests.”

House District 28 is currently represented by State Rep. Gil Isbell (R-Gadsden). Butler previously represented House District 30 representing Etowah and St. Clair County.

The 2022 Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

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