BIOGRAPHY

MICHAEL BUTLER

RECORDER OF DEEDS - CITY OF ST. LOUIS

Michael Butler, a Democrat, is the Recorder of Deeds for the City of St. Louis, Missouri . A native of St. Louis, Michael was first elected to Recorder in August of 2018. Prior to his time in City Hall, he represented part of St. Louis City(District 79) in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2012-2018.

Prior to his political success, Butler gained valuable work 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 worked as an educator 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. 

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 in the legislature, he also obtained a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He as also served in several leadership positions including Missouri House Democratic Caucus Chair and St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee Chair.

Michael lives in the Gate District Neighborhood with his wife Erin and they have one daughter, Kimber.

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