|Rhonda Leger Butler|
Louisiana State Representative
for District 38 (Evangeline and
St. Landry parishes)
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2020
|Preceded by||Bernard LeBas|
|Born|| September 3, 1963|
Turkey Creek, Evangeline Parish
Resident of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish
|Spouse(s)||Frank Gray Butler (may not be her first spouse)|
|Children|| Four children|
Rhonda Leger Butler (born September 3, 1963) is the Republican state representative for District 38 in Evangeline and St. Landry parishes, Louisiana. She resides in Ville Platte but formerly lived in Turkey Creek, both communities in Evangeline Parish.
Butler was elected to the state House of Representatives in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 12, 2019. With 8,880 votes (60 percent), Butler defeated two Democrats, "Phil Cowboy" Lemoine who received 3,920 votes (27 percent) and Taranza Arvie (born 1962) of Ville Platte, who polled 1,965 (13 percent). Turnout of registered voters was 54.9 percent. Butler assumed the seat on January 13, 2020, when she succeeded Democratic Representative Bernard LeBas, who was term-limited in the House and instead ran unsuccessfully for the District 28 seat in the state Senate.
Mrs. Butler has owned and operated three businesses in Evangeline Parish for more than thirty years and has been heavily involved in economic development activities. For more than eight years, she has been a member of the Evangeline Parish Board of Tourism. She has been vice chairman of the Evangeline Parish Foundation. She sits on the advisory board for the Cabot Corporation in Ville Platte. She has also been active in the Parent-Teacher AssociatIon for Special Needs Children.