Marianne Butler fulfilled a lifelong dream to serve the public when she was elected to represent District 15 in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. She is currently in her third 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, Lucky Horseshoe, Oakdale, St. Joseph, Wheatmore, Nichols Meadow, Jacob and Taylor-Berry.
In 2018, Butler is Chair of the Metro Council’s Labor, Economic Development and Contracts Committee and serves on the Budget Committee and Public Works , Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee. Butler was also re-appointed to serve on the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee for 2018.
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 and Electric as the Community Initiatives Manager.
Butler serves on the University of Louisville Alumni Board and the Community Advisory Council for Dismas Charities. 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 Democrat 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, a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and holds a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Management from Boston College.
“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. Prior to coming to District 15, Susan was with the Department of Inspections, Permits and Licenses and served as the Chief Code Enforcement Officer in the Property Maintenance Division.
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.