Mack was born in Birmingham, AL on April 27th 1963.
He attended public schools in Gadsden; during high school years, he excelled in the Electrical Training program offered by the Area Career Tech Center and was winner of the VICA competition his senior year. He graduated in 1981, winning a full scholarship to further studies at Alabama Technical College (now, Gadsden State Community College) and received an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.
Mack worked as an electrical helper during HS and while still a college student passed the Electrical Journeyman's Competency test.
At the age of 21, as a journeyman electrician, Mack became the youngest electrician to pass Alabama's rigorous Master Electrician examination. Shortly thereafter, he and wife, Connie founded Butler Electrical Contractors, a highly regarded firm that today has over 30 employees- many of whom have over 15 years of service. In 2010, the cities of Gadsden and Rainbow City awarded special honors to Mack and Connie on behalf of their 25th year in business.
BEC specializes in commercial and industrial building projects and works in a multi-county area of north Alabama.
Ever the entrepreneur, Mack began his business career at the age of 11 as a "paper boy" for the Gadsden Times and was assigned the prestigious and large downtown route where he became acquainted with many of the city's leading citizens.
In 2002, Mack formed Butler Properties, LLC in which he invests and develops commercial and residential properties in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. At present, there are 100 properties in his portfolio.
Mack's political career had its beginning when he was asked to serve as president of the PTO at his child's elementary school. As the children moved to middle school, so did Mack as president of the PTO there. This work gave him a deep interest in education and resulted in his decision to become a candidate for the Etowah County School Board.
In that first election, Mack was the only Republican to win a contested race that year. he is now serving his second six-year term of that body, representing the cities of Rainbow City and Southside. He has served two terms as president of the ECBOE.
Shortly after being elected to the Etowah County board of Education, Governor Riley appointed Mack to the Alabama Public Library Executive Board. He has served as chairman of that body and remains an executive member. Later, he was appointed to a term on the Alabama Textbook Committee.
One of Mack's proudest accomplishments is being asked to serve on the state's Electrical Contractors Board which oversees the licensing of electricians and is not in his second term.
Mack is also a member of the Etowah Co Republican Executive Committee and the State Republican Executive committee. In 2005 and 2007, he was elected chairman of the local party. He was an alternate delegate to the National Republican Convention in 2004. His family was selected by CNBC for coverage of a family's complete day during that time. The program aired nationally and gave great recognition to the Butler family and to the Republicans. In 2008, Mack was elected as a delegate to the national convention.
Because of an interest in law enforcement and friendship with Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, Mack became a reserve deputy in 2006. This led to further interest in that field an din 2009 he graduated with honors from Jefferson County Sheriffs Academy. He is now an APOST certified law enforcement officer with full arrest powers... Serving whenever he is needed during weekends and special events.
Mack and Connie are parents of four children: Morgan graduated in Marketing at the University of Alabama where she was the president of the AOPi sorority; Caleb is a UA sophomore majoring in Political Science; 16- year old identical twins, Connor and Carson, are 10th grade students at Southside High School.
The family worships at Cross Point Baptist Church.
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