99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session - 2017
Minority Caucus Chair
Budget, Ranking Minority Member
Administration and Accounts
Rules - Legislative Oversight
Subcommittee on Appropriations - Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation, and Revenue
Joint Committee on Tax Policy
Conference Committee on Budget
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Michael Butler
1428 Salisbury St.
St. Louis MO 63107
Rep. Michael Butler, a Democrat, represents part of St. Louis City (District 79) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.
Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Butler gained experience in the legislature while serving as the Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Robin Wright-Jones, and as the Legislative Assistant to State Rep. Mary Wynne Still. During his 2012 campaign, he served as a permanent substitute teacher in the St. Louis Public School System. In addition, Rep. Butler has valuable private sector experience while employed as a manager at the home office of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Rep. Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Alabama A&M University, where he also served as Student Government President and as a Board of Trustee member. While working with the legislature, he also obtained a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Born and raised in the 79th district, Rep. Butler’s childhood home is near the corner of Shaw Boulevard and South Spring Avenue. His father owned Pelican Printing in Midtown, and his grandfather taught for 20 year at Vashon High School, both in the 79th district.
Creates the Neighborhood Watch Fund, which provides state funding for political subdivisions and the wards of St. Louis City to establish neighborhood watch programs
Creates the Quality Policing Act that establishes reporting and conduct guidelines for law enforcement agencies
Changes the laws regarding the minimum wage
Changes the laws regarding public nuisance penalties
Requires districts with a sufficient number of children determined to be gifted to establish special programs for the gifted children
Establishes the Missouri Parent/Teacher Involvement Act