Thomas King "Tom" Butt
|Mayor of Richmond, California|
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2015
|Preceded by||Gayle McLaughlin|
|Born||March 23, 1944|
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Thomas King "Tom" Butt is an American politician from the Democratic Party, currently serving as the 6th mayor of Richmond, California. He was vice-mayor (2002 and 2012) and member of the Richmond City Council for over 20 years (since 1995) before being elected mayor.
Butt is an architect by profession and is the president of Interactive Resources, a local architectural firm. He is also a contractor and former real estate broker. Butt founded and is currently the president of the East Brother Light Station, Inc., a non-profit organization whose aim is to save and maintain the historic East Brother Island Lighthouse on East Brother Island, a Bay Area landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Butt founded and remains a board member of Rosie the Riveter Trust (named for Rosie the Riveter), the non-profit partner of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park located in Richmond.
6th mayor of Richmond, California
January 15, 2015 (1st term)
January 8, 2018 (2nd term)
Preceded by Gayle McLaughlin
Born: March 23, 1944, Albuquerque, New Mexico
U.S. political party: Democratic
Spouse: Shirley Ryland Butt (m. 1971)
Children: Andrew Martin Butt and Daniel Ryland Butt
Allegiance: United States
Branch/service: U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
Years of service: 1968-1971
Rank: 1st lieutenant
- Duboscq, Geneviève (March 27, 2007). "Chevron Access Needed for Richmond Bay Trail Link". The Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
- "Rosie the Riveter website". Retrieved August 1, 2007.
- Rachel Maddow Show, November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
- Jane Tyska. "Photos: Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and council members sworn in by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom". Bay Area News Group. Contra Costa Times.
- Tom Butt official site
- Interactive Resources
- Tom Butt city of Richmond profile
- SmartVoter Tom Butt profile
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