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James Butler
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Ohio House of Representatives District 41
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$60,583.70/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Office website
James 'Jim' Butler is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2011 to replace Peggy Lehner (R).[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Butler served on the following committees:

Ohio Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Utilities


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Butler served on the following committees:



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Ohio House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2014. Wayne Small was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent James Butler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Butler and Small will face off in the general election.[2]


See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Butler won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio House, District 41. Butler was unopposed in the March 6 Republican primary election and defeated Caroline Helen Gentry (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Butler Incumbent 59.6% 34,707
     Democratic Caroline Helen Gentry 40.4% 23,572
Total Votes 58,279

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Butler is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Butler raised a total of $253,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 2, 2013.[7]

James Butler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Ohio State House, District 41 Won $253,040
Grand Total Raised $253,040


Butler won re-election to the Ohio State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Butler raised a total of $253,040.
Ohio State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Butler's campaign in 2012
Ohio Republican Party$12,173
Ragan, Gini D.$10,000
Schear, Lee$6,000
FirstEnergy Corp.$5,000
Huber, Teresa J.$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$253,040
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives - District 41
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Peggy Lehner (R)
Ohio House of Representatives - District 37
Succeeded by