Butler takes oath of office for Illinois House of Representatives

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) was sworn in today to the Illinois House of Representatives, taking his seat as the new representative of the 87th House district.

“It is an honor to represent the people of Central Illinois in the House,” Butler said. “Illinois has some challenging days ahead and I am eager to get to work on the tough issues the state is facing. I look forward to serving the citizens of the 87th District.”

Butler was appointed to the House seat over the weekend, and he took the oath of office in the Illinois House Chamber Tuesday morning. He was joined by family and friends from throughout the district.

Prior to his service in the Illinois House, Butler was district chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and previously served in the same role for former U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Peoria). He was director of marketing for St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for three years. Butler and his wife Wendy have lived in Sangamon County since 1998, residing in Logan County for three years prior to that. He has family in Menard and Tazewell Counties as well. Butler is on the Boards of Directors of Downtown Springfield, Inc. and the Everett Dirksen Congressional Center. He received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Eastern Illinois University in 1990.

The 87th House district includes all or part of four central Illinois counties: Logan, Menard, Sangamon and Tazewell. Butler can be reached in his Springfield office at (217) 782-0053.

Watch Tim Butler take the Oath of Office: