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Sen. Gloria Butler

Senate District 55

Sen. Gloria Butler a Democrat, w as elected to the State Senate in 1998 and first served in 1999

District 55 in DeKalb County. With 19 years of service, Sen. Butler is the highest ranking female in the Georgia Senate. She has held leadership positions every year during her impressive tenure. In the State Senate, she is the Senate Democratic Caucus Chairwoman. Sen. Butler is the Secretary for the State and Local Governmental Operations and Urban Affairs Committees. She is also a member of the Ethics, Health and Human Services, Reapportionment and  redistricting, Rules and Transportation Committees. She is the former chair and a current at-large member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators for region 6, which includes Florida and Georgia, and former Vice Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

Active in her community, Sen. Butler volunteers with Positive Growth, a youth program that provides housing and counseling for young men (ages 11-17) who have been involved with the court system. The organization recently opened a second home, which was named in honor of Sen. Butler, for securing funds from the annual state budget for the operation of the facilities. She also secured funding and volunteers for VIBE, an initiative for the betterment of black male youth. During Sen. Butler’s service in the Georgia State Senate, she has received numerous awards of recognition and appreciation for her work in the communities of her Senate District.

Sen. Gloria Butler
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