Michael Butler, a native of St. Louisan and a lifelong member of the Democratic Party and holds the distinction of being the first African-American Record of Deeds for the City of St. Louis, after winning the election over his predecessor, who was the 38 year incumbent.
Michael is a former State Representative serving the 79th District in the Missouri House from 2012-2018. During his 2012 State Representative campaign, he worked as an educator in the St. Louis Public Schools System.
As the Chair of the Democratic Central Committee for the City of St. Louis, Michael is a proponent of voter education and assists in the development of strong political candidates and community leaders to serve and strengthen the Democratic Party. Additionally, he is the 6th Ward Committeeman serving the community where he resides with his family.
While studying at Alabama A&M, Michael served as Student Government President and as a Board of Trustee member. Michael is a graduate of Alabama A&M with an undergrad degree in Business Management.
Prior to his many political successes, Michael gained valuable work experience in the legislature while serving as the Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Robin Wright-Jones, and as the Legislative Assistant to State Representative, Mary Wynne Still. While working in the legislature, he earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Michael also has valuable private sector work experience while employed as manager at the home office of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in Bentonville, Arkansas.