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									Wynn Butler was born in November 1951 in Bad Homburg, Germany. The son of an
American soldier, Wynn grew up at military bases around the world from Germany to
Fort Riley. Some of his earliest memories were of growing up in Manhattan, Kansas,
when his father was stationed at Fort Riley in the 1950s.

Wynn was active in the Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout in 1967. His father’s
service during the Vietnam War meant that Wynn attended three high schools, two
in Germany, and Salina High School, Salina, Kansas (Class of 1969). Wynn carried
on the Butler family tradition of love of country expressed through service, by
seeking a commission in the United States Army. In 1997, when it was time to retire
after twenty four years of service in the US Army, Wynn along with his wife and
daughter returned to their home in Manhattan, Kansas where he could continue to
help soldiers and pursue his passion for education.

Wynn Butler earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Richmond in 1973
and also holds a Masters Degree in Education from Kansas State University.

In his Army career, Lieutenant Colonel Butler was an infantry officer and logistician.
He served in Germany, Korea, Africa, and in combat with the 1st Infantry Division
(Big Red One) during Operation Desert Storm. He was honored with a number of
awards but considers the privilege of service to be the greatest honor of all.

Since his retirement from the Army, Wynn has worked as an educator at the Fort
Riley Campus of Barton County Community College. He began as an instructor,
became Associate Dean, and later became the Executive Director of the Barton
County Community College Distance Learning Program, BARTONline (bartonline.org).
He was able to grow BARTONline from an enrollment of 54 students to a multimillion
dollar online learning program serving over 8000 students around the world,
including our soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. With BARTONline solvent,
Wynn has returned to his first love as an educator, teaching students. He is also
looking for new challenges, one of which is to give back to the Manhattan community
as a City Commissioner.

From his early assignments at Fort Riley and the ROTC Department at Kansas State
University, Wynn Butler has considered Manhattan, Kansas to be his home town.
Mary Ann (Theimer) Butler, his wife of 37 years is on the staff of Mercy Regional
Health Care Center, and his daughter, Wendy is a proud graduate of Manhattan High
School and the University of Kansas. He hopes that one day his grandson, Nathan
will be able to attend Kansas State University.
                 Campaign Committee Chair: Myron Kryschtal
http://www.wynnbutler.com/                     wynnbutlermanhattan@gmail.com
Paid for by Wynn Butler for Manhattan City Commission – Gene Kingslien Treasurer

								
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