Shawn Butler is the former Director of Community Affairs for Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and is very well qualified for the office of State Representative. He is running to replace State Representative Christie Bryant Kuhns who will not seek reelection.
Shawn Butler is passionate about taking his experience to the Ohio House of Representatives. If elected, he plans to focus on strengthening public education, bringing more jobs to the 32nd district and improving services for senior citizens. He also wants to work to improve the environment and public transportation.
For the last 15 years, Shawn Butler has been a leader in the Cincinnati area and has worked with various community based organizations to support youth development, financial literacy, and the development and growth of small businesses. Shawn managed the region’s largest job fair and worked tirelessly to connect people to local government services.
Developing and guiding our young people has been a cornerstone of Shawn’s community service over his entire career. He wants to utilize his skill set and relationships to bring more resources back to the community.
Shawn has previously served his community as a member of the board of directors of the Hamilton County Community Action Agency, the Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Cincinnati Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He currently serves as a member of the Talbert House Executive Board, the Hamilton County Convention Center Facilities Board, and the Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Committee. Shawn has also created several mentoring programs and is a mentor with the Cincinnati Mentoring Initiative. He was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP.
Shawn grew up in Mt. Auburn where he currently resides. He attended Cincinnati Public Schools, graduated from Walnut Hills High School and earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.
Shawn’s experience ranges from working with small community based organizations and nonprofits, to coordinating efforts with large businesses and national/international corporations. It will take a person with a truly diverse background and set of experiences to best represent the variety of interests in this district. Shawn Butler has what it takes to represent the 32nd district.