Tom Butt
Get Tom Butt essential facts below. View Videos or join the Tom Butt discussion. Add Tom Butt to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Tom Butt
Thomas King "Tom" Butt
Mayor of Richmond, California

January 13, 2015
Gayle McLaughlin
Personal details
BornMarch 23, 1944
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political partyDemocratic 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.[1]

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.[2]

He won the Richmond mayoral election of 2014[3] and succeeded Gayle McLaughlin as mayor. He was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.[4]


Tom Butt

6th mayor of Richmond, California


Assumed office

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

Education: University of Arkansas, UCLA

Military service

Allegiance: United States

Branch/service: U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers

Years of service: 1968-1971

Rank: 1st lieutenant


  1. ^ Duboscq, Geneviève (March 27, 2007). "Chevron Access Needed for Richmond Bay Trail Link". The Berkeley Daily Planet. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "Rosie the Riveter website". Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ Rachel Maddow Show, November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  4. ^ Jane Tyska. "Photos: Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and council members sworn in by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom". Bay Area News Group. Contra Costa Times.

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes