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Candidate Chad Tyree- Butler County Judge Executive

I am a strong supporter of conservative principles.  I grew up working the hay fields and tobacco patches of Butler County, learning in our public schools, and growing my Christian faith in Union Missionary Baptist Church. Through honest hard work and over time I earned my degree in engineering from the University of Kentucky.  I love Butler County and proudly claim it as home. As an adult I have primarily played a leadership role throughout career, yet many can tell you I’m no stranger to the trenches and will do what it takes to get things done.  Given the right leadership and tools our county government can provide us more while being transparent and responsible with our county tax dollars.

Hello, I am Chad Tyree, Republican candidate running to be your next Butler County Judge Executive. Thank you for this opportunity to inform of my candidacy.


 I demonstrate and expect professionalism and fairness when it comes to business, government, or personal conduct.  During my two terms as Butler County’s 3rd District Magistrate I have repeatedly demonstrated exactly that. Early after taking office, I lead the court in reviewing and updating our personnel policy. I played an active role in writing new policy for the adoption of roads for county maintenance.  


 More recently, I helped to design and oversee construction of the access ramps to the Rochester Ferry. I helped to architect the pending agreement between the fiscal court and the ambulance taxing district board, helping to shore up our 911/dispatch, providing the best services possible while being most fiscally responsible. These examples are just a few of many positive steps I have participated in for Butler County as Magistrate. 

I am in favor of investment in local community. If we cannot invest in ourselves how can we expect others to make an investment in us?  I understand the role of local government in providing protection, infrastructure, and education, P.I.E if you will.  To paraphrase Governor Bevin’s from his State of The State Address this past January, the role of government is to see that everyone gets their fair piece of the pie without favoritism and being fiscally responsible to taxpayers. 

  I understand the importance of keeping our county government officials, city officials as well as all Butler County citizens informed. Fiscal Court has faced some tough situations during my terms as magistrate. During our county budgetary shortfalls of 2014/2015, I presented the numbers for all to see and helped inform everyone as to the tough decisions that had to be made. These actions helped to make cuts and work through our deficits and we are in better shape today for it.  We have the opportunity for growth while continuing our hometown community values. There is more to do and I wish to continue to do so as your next Judge Executive.  I will bring the energy, professionalism, integrity and experience needed to bring real, positive change to Butler County.

Thank you for your time and continued support for Butler County. For more on my candidacy and information on events throughout our wonderful county follow me on Facebook at Chad Tyree for BC Judge Exec.  I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming elections and together we CAN and WILL move Butler County Forward! #newdawninbc

On May 22nd and November 6th of this year most of us will have the opportunity to vote.  I see each vote as an investment in Butler County.  For the best investment possible, I believe being informed is key.  

 The following is what you will be investing in for Butler County by voting Chad Tyree, Judge Executive…..


 Work Experience:


Aside from running our cattle farm and storage unit businesses, my current primary employment is with a full service civil construction firm where I project manage and provide market development.  I have spent 25+ years in the civil engineering/civil construction field, a profession historically known as tasked with making civil society better, using physical and scientific principles for solving problems.  Interesting side fact, the first degree in civil engineering awarded in the United States was awarded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1835. [1]  The very same decade one of the largest and most complicated civil engineering feats at the time in our nation was underway here in Butler County, the lock and dam system on our Green River.

In the heavy civil construction industry, primarily as a project manager/engineering manager, I have been responsible for building or expanding existing airports, industrial sites, educational facilities, residential developments and landfills.  My role has also involved servicing and the development of mines, quarries and similar environmental projects.  I have managed and brought together professionals, personnel, equipment and materials under strict contracts to complete hundreds of projects in Kentucky and surrounding states all while maintaining budgets and schedules.  I have proven throughout my career, by having the right relationships, direction, resources, and leadership GREAT things can happen.


"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."
- Warren Bennis


•Two terms as Butler County’s 3rd district Magistrate

•Chair Person, Butler County Stockman’s Association

•Current Chair of the Butler County’s UK Cooperative Extension Council

•Board member of Butler County’s UK Cooperative Extension Office Building Committee

•Board member of the Tyree/London Cemetery Maintenance Committee



•University of Kentucky ’95 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering

Western Kentucky University’s pre-engineering program

•Butler County High School Graduate ‘91



•Member and married couples Sunday school teacher at Union Missionary Baptist Church

•Happily married for the last 21 years to Ms. Rebecca Gardner Tyree, RN

•Rebecca and I have two busy kids, Emily age 15 and Duncan age 11

•I am the son of Charles “Bud” Tyree and Shelia Hunt Tyree

•I am brother to Amy Tyree Carver, and her Husband Shane

•Grandson to the Late Willard and Gusta Phelps Hunt as well as James Vineyard and Bonnie Duncan Tyree

•Son in law to Dwight and Roberta Gardner, brother in law to Jennifer Gardner

•I will be 45 years old this month


Business owned:

•Developer, operator and partner with my wife Rebecca of E&D Quality Self Storage LLC

•Developer, operator and partner with my wife Rebecca and Kids of RC Farms, producing hay and maintaining 60 cow calf pairs.



[1]Griggs, Francis E Jr. "Amos Eaton was Right!" Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 123, No. 1, January 1997, pp. 30–34



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