My family moved to Utah in 2005 and Mr. Buttars quickly became my favorite
legislator in Utah.As of yet no one has become his equal to me. A great
man has moved on to a better place. I so wish other legislators would move
upward to his level.
Someone said he was married to Gayle Ruzicka...is this true?
Luckily his attempts to keep Utah in the 1950s were only partially successful.
But they greatly hurt our reputation as a state.
Buttars hated socialism but he made sure he was in the legislature for 10 years,
which is exactly how long you need to be a legislator to ensure you get free
healthcare for life, paid for by the taxpayers.
He was stuck and set in his intolerant ways, but every legislature needs an
We mourn the passing of our good friend and neighbor. Those of us who knew him
best, cherish and honor his life of many good deeds and service that benefited
many. He struggled mightily with poor health for many years but carried on and
was a great example to his family, friends and neighbors.
Appreciate the tone and kindness of Equality Utah statement. History will not be
as kind to Sen. Buttars' legacy.
Sen. Buttars spoke truth to power even when not popular. He took on political
correctness from the Democrats and moral cowardice among the GOP.RIP
sir. Condolences to your loved ones. We've lost a good one.
I thought it would be appropriate to pass along the remarks of Troy Williams of
Equality Utah who noted the "difficult emotions" of the LGBTQ community
at the passing of Chris Buttars. “His words and actions often
targeted and maligned our families. In so doing, however, he inadvertently
motivated us to work harder, live bolder and organize smarter,” Williams
said. "With his passing, we recognize that the world is changing, and we
hold the hope that old adversaries will become future friends. To that end, we
wish the Buttars family peace and kindness as they mourn.”
There's an old adage about not speaking ill of the dead, so I won't.
It should be noted that he was a "champion of drug rehab". Yeah, because
he owned drug rehab centers.