Jim Butler - House District 41

State Representative Jim Butler is currently serving his third elected term as a member of
the Ohio House of Representatives.  He represents the 41st House District in Montgomery
County (Centerville, Kettering, Oakwood and portions of Riverside and Dayton).

An Ohio native, Representative Butler grew up in Washington Court House, Ohio.   Upon
graduation from high school, he was accepted into the United States Naval Academy.  He
graduated in the top 10% of his class, earning him a spot in flight school.  While
waiting to begin training as a naval aviator, he obtained a Master's Degree in History from
the University of Maryland.  After completing flight school and receiving his wings,
Representative Butler was accorded the privilege of flying the F-14 Tomcat fighter.
Representative Butler returned to Ohio after leaving the military.  He entered and
graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  He now practices as a business
litigator at Thompson Hine, LLP.  This experience has provided Representative Butler with
an understanding of the challenges that face Ohio’s businesses.
Representative Butler's desire to serve is also reflected in his volunteer work within the
Dayton community.  He is a member of Oakwood Rotary and he volunteers for the Greater
Dayton Volunteer Lawyer Project, a complementary agency to Legal Aid of Western Ohio.
He is the former President of the Dayton Ballet Associate Board, which works to support
the Dayton Ballet.
Representative Butler and his wife, Dr. Melissa Butler, reside in Oakwood with their three