Butler wins GOP primary vote in House District 30
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Etowah County Board of Education member and small businessman Mack Butler has won the Republican primary for a vacant seat in the Alabama House representing Etowah and St. Clair counties.
Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Butler defeated insurance businessman Rod McHugh of Steele by about 200 votes in the Republican primary. He will face the Democratic nominee attorney Beth McGlaughn of Southside in the Dec. 11 general election. McGlaughn did not have primary opposition.
The winner of the general election will fill the House District 30 seat vacated when Republican Rep. Blaine Galliher of Rainbow City resigned to be the governor's legislative director.
Butler said if he wins the general election he will provide conservative "fiscal responsible" leadership in the House.