Who is Ed Butler
I am a self-employed small businessman who understands the value of hard work, fair dealings, and family. I am a US Navy veteran who believes America is the greatest country in the World and that we should never be ashamed of American exceptionalism! I am a Christian, husband and the daddy of four wonderful children. I know how to create jobs and have been a small business owner for over fifteen years. I believe that as a small business owner, husband, and father I can truly represent the values of District 41.
As the oldest of three boys, Ed was raised by Christian parents who, in June of 2016, will have been married fifty years. He was taught Christian values and the value of hard work. At an early age, he and his brothers were assigned daily chores, which they were expected to do without reminders and without complaining.
During school breaks, Ed often accompanied his Father when he went to work. He might only pick up trash some days... but every day he was expected to help in some way.
Both of his parents began their careers teaching school. His mother Pat retired after 36 years of teaching. His father Ed is also retired as a successful, small business owner. His brother Rhett is a successful small business owner: and his youngest brother, James, works in a manufacturing plant. Stephanie, Ed's wife is also a small business owner in addition to being a full-time mom.
Ed is a private pilot and an active member of Life Church. He has participated in numerous mission trips to build churches in Alaska, Costa Rica, and Uruguay.