State Representative Jim Butler is currently serving his third elected term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. An Ohio native, Representative Butler grew up in Washington Court House, Ohio. Upon graduation from high school, he was accepted into the United States Naval Academy. He graduated in the top 10% of his class, earning him a spot in flight school. He completed his coursework early during his final year at the Academy, allowing him to complete the requirements for his Master's Degree in History from the University of Maryland before flight school.