R. Thomas Butler
|Member of the OregonHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 60th district
January 1999 –December 31, 2007
|Preceded by||Denny Jones|
|Succeeded by||Cliff Bentz|
|Born|| April 25,1946 |
|Education||Brigham Young University|
R. Thomas Butler (born April 25,1946) is an American Republican politician who served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1999 until 2007.
Butler was elected to the Oregon House in 1998,representing Ontario. He served until 2007,when he resigned to pursue a church mission.He was succeeded by fellow Republican Cliff Bentz,a lawyer from Ontario,who was unanimously elected by the district's commissioners. Bentz was elected to a full term in 2008.
Butler's wife,Darlene,was diagnosed with West Nile virus in August 2007,however she recovered. The Butlers are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.They have five children:Heidi,Joseph,Kenyon,John,and Melanie.
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