Jim Butler (politician)

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Jim Butler
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 41st district
Assumed office
January 11, 2011
Preceded by Peggy Lehner
Personal details
Born (1969-12-15) December 15, 1969 (age 45)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Oakwood, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland
Profession Attorney
Religion Christian

Jim Butler (born December 15, 1969) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 37th district since his appointment in 2011.

Life and career[edit]

Butler received his Bachelor’s Degree in history from the United States Naval Academy, and went on to graduate from the University of Maryland. He later flew the F-14 Tomcat as a pilot in the Navy.

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,[1] and is married to Dr. Melissa Butler.[2]

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

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 Judiciary (Chairman);Public Utilities; and Insurance.[3]

In 2012, Butler won reelection to the House with 59.16% of the vote over Democrat Caroline Gentry.


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