Image above: Standing with Senator Butler and wife Barbara, who is holding the Bible, are from left, his mother-in-law Rosie Jackson of Amite County, Pastor Edgar Lewis of New Zion Baptist Church in Magnolia, and his wife Yvonne Lewis. (Photo by Arnold Lindsey, Mississippi Senate)
District 38 Senator Kelvin E. Butler was sworn in Tuesday by Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, to serve the unexpired term of Senator Tammy Witherspoon. She resigned her seat on June 30th and was sworn in July 1st as mayor of Magnolia.
Butler previously served 12 years in the Senate before launching an unsuccessful run for Pike County Chancery Clerk. He was defeated by Witherspoon in his 2019 attempt to regain the District 38 Senate seat and won it back in the November 2nd special election.
District 38 includes Wilkinson County and parts of Adams, Amite, Pike and Walthall counties.