R. Thomas (Tom)
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant.
Occupational Background: Active in private CPA practices (1970-1998) specializing in business, farm and ranch taxation, as well as estate planning. Active in commercial real estate development and management.
Educational Background: Attended Vale Schools; Ontario High School (1964); BYU (1970) B.S. Composite majors: Accounting, Business Administration and Economics (with Spanish concentration).
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon House of Representatives (1999-present); House Revenue Committee (Chair, 2005); House Interim Committees on Revenue (Chair, 2004-present); House Interim Committee on Stable Schools (2005-06); House Health and Human Services Committee (Vice-Chair, 2005); House Audits Committee (Vice-Chair, 2005); Joint Ways & Means Committees and Full Emergency Board (2000-2005); Ways and Means Sub-Committees: General Government (Chair, 1999 and 2003), Transportation and Economic Development (Chair, 2001), Public Safety (2003); Member: State Debt Policy Advisory Commission (1999-present); Oregon Innovation Council (2005-present); OHSU Oregon Opportunities Task Force (2002-present); Oregon Commission on Indian Services (2003-present); Oregon Progress Board (2005-present); Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development (through 2005); Oregon International Trade Commission (1999-2005); Joint Committee on Education Funding (Co-Chair 2004); Joint Legislative Committee on Tax Reform (Co-chair 2004); Joint Legislative Committee on Information Management and Technology (Co-Chair, 2002); Malheur County Commissioner (1993-1999); Malheur County Republican Central Committee.
Boy Scout Master and BSA Ore-Ida Council service (1972-2000)
Treasure Valley Opportunities (1973-1980)
Ontario Rotary Club (1973-1998): past President
Happily married to Darlene Barnard Butler (CPA-retired) for 37 years; five children (seven grandchildren); active in community, civic, church and professional organizations.
(This information furnished by Committee To Elect Tom Butler.)