Jim Butler (politician)
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 37th district
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Peggy Lehner|
December 15, 1969 |
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland|
Life and career 
Following his time as a pilot, Butler attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served on law review as one of the top students in his class. He is a resident of Oakwood, and is married to Dr. Melissa Butler.
Ohio House of Representatives 
Following Jon Husted's victory in the Ohio Secretary of State race, he resigned from the Ohio Senate. Soon after, Representative Peggy Lehner was chosen to replace him. This caused a vacancy in her former House seat, and Butler ultimately was chosen to serve the remainder of the term.
Butler was sworn into the Ohio House of Representatives on January 11, 2011. Currently, he is serving on the committees of Education; Judiciary and Ethics ( as Vice Chair); Public Utilities; and Veterans Affairs.
In 2012, Butler won reelection to the House with 59.16% of the vote over Democrat Caroline Gentry.