“We’re starting out the new General Assembly with challenges that
are unprecedented for our state. I don’t view today’s inauguration
as a cause to celebrate, but there is cause to be hopeful,” Rep.
Butler said. “The start of the new General Assembly is the start of
a new opportunity to work together to pass a responsible, balanced
budget and to tackle the issues families care most about: their
jobs, their children’s education, their tax burden and what services
they receive in return for their hard-earned tax dollars.”
Rep. Butler was appointed to the General Assembly in March, 2015,
and was elected to his first full-term representing the 87th
district in November, 2016. Butler is a direct descendant of Lewis
Barker, who was elected to serve in Illinois’ first General Assembly
in 1818, and who served in the first four General Assemblies.
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“It’s a true privilege to be able to work on our shared challenges
on behalf of my neighbors here in Central Illinois, and without
question, the budget must be our first order of business,” Rep.
Butler said. “As always, I encourage anyone who has input on an
issue, a suggestion, or a problem we can help with to call or stop
by my office in the Stratton building next to the Capitol.”
[Office of Representative Tim Butler]