Rhonda Butler

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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
Louisiana, USA

Resident of Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frank Gray Butler (may not be her first spouse)
Children Four children

Seven grandchildren

Occupation Businesswoman

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. Rhonda Butler. Mylife.com. Retrieved on December 28, 2019.
  2. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.
  3. More About Rhonda. Butler for Louisiana. Retrieved on December 28, 2019.