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Marianne Butler fulfilled a lifelong dream to serve the public when she was elected to represent District 15 in 2006. After being re-elected in 2010, she is currently in her second term.

While Iroquois Park, Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville are familiar landmarks in the District, its neighborhoods include South Louisville, Cloverleaf, Hazelwood, Wilder Park, Oakdale, St. Joseph, Wheatmore, Nichols Meadow, Jacob and Taylor-Berry.

Butler is in her fourth year as Chair of the Budget committee. She also serves on the Labor & Economic Development committee and the National League of Cities 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee.

Councilwoman Butler has a long career in government. It began with then “C” District Commissioner Darryl T. Owens throughout the 90’s where she worked mostly with neighborhood groups and business associations. She served as the Public Information Officer for the Village of Maywood, Illinois and as a Communications Specialist at the Louisville Water Company. She currently works for Louisville Gas & Electric in Community Relations.

She is an active member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, a member of the Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Auxiliary, League of Women Voters and Jefferson County Democrats Women’s Club. She also serves on the Louisville & Jefferson County Democrat Executive Committee as the 38th Legislative District Chair.

Councilwoman Butler is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Public Administration and a graduate of Leadership Kentucky.

“Helping residents understand how government can assist them and giving them the tools they need to plan for the future is what I enjoy doing,” says Butler. “I want residents to call with not only problems or concerns, but with suggestions to make our area a better place to live.”

Susan Hughes is Butler’s Legislative Assistant. Susan grew up in Cloverleaf and is a graduate of the University of Louisville with an Associates and Bachelor degrees. She has 29 years experience with the Department of Inspections, Permits and Licenses and served as the Chief Code Enforcement Officer in the Property Maintenance Division for 5 years.

Dan Luckett serves as the Administrative Clerk. Dan grew up in Cloverleaf and is a graduate of DeSales High School. Prior to coming to District 15, Dan worked in Public Works as an inspector.