Butler Holds On to District 30 Seat
With no Democrat running in the race for the State House of Representatives in District 30, last night’s Republican primary was the deciding vote on who will represent that district in Montgomery. After a heated and volatile campaign, incumbent Mack Butler was able to defeat Ashville Mayor Robert McKay by carrying a majority of the votes in both Etowah and St. Clair counties. Butler received 56.9 percent of the votes in Etowah County and 61.6 percent of the votes in St. Clair County. Across the whole district Butler received 4,023 votes to McKay’s 2,802. This will be Butler’s first full term in the office. He was first elected to represent District 30 in a special election in December of 2012 when Blaine Galliher left the office and went to work for the Governor’s office.