Butler to Step Down from House; Joining Illinois Railroad Association

State Representative Tim Bulter announced that he will step down from the Illinois House before the end of the year.


In a social media post announcing the decision, Butler said;


"I have been privileged to serve as the Representative for the 87th District since 2015. The constituents of our district have bestowed upon me one of the greatest honors of my life.

As I have said from the day I was sworn in, I am not going to do this job forever. My fourth great grandfather, Lewis Barker, served in four General Assemblies. Abraham Lincoln served in four General Assemblies. If four terms are good enough for them, four terms are good enough for me.


As much as I enjoy my work in the Illinois House, the time has come to move on and pursue a new avenue in my career. One never knows when opportunities will arise and I have had an excellent opportunity come before me just recently. I plan to resign from the House before the start of the 103rd General Assembly to work full-time with the Illinois Railroad Association.


The people we serve come first in these positions, and I profoundly thank everyone from the 87th District for putting your trust in me to be your voice."