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Michael is very determined and ready to affect change in his district, his background and tenacity makes him a fantastic candidate for this position. Michael proposes to make changes in his district that directly affect public safety, criminal justice reform, education and the quality of life in neighborhoods. To learn more about how he plans to make these changes in District 11 please read more below.

Public Safety

Candidate Michael Butts Cincinnati Police Picture
  • Support both our law enforcement and our community by investing (re-allocating) department funds towards mental health and substance abuse responders and increased training for community policing techniques. 

  • Support law enforcement officers' ability to report inappropriate, illegal and unethical behavior of fellow officers without threat of reprisal or termination. 

  • Support investments and increased mental health and PTSD counseling and treatment for our officers. 

Criminal Justice

  • Support the greater citizens and private oversight of police and corrections agencies with greater ability and power to investigate police misconduct.

  • Support police and sentencing reforms that have disproportionate rates of incarceration for minority populations, while eliminating Department of Corrections contracts for private prisons.

  • Support drug policy reform aimed at keeping nonviolent drug offenders out of prisons and in treatment programs


  • Increase school funding & salary for teachers and have heavier investments in title one schools.

  • Ensure adequate and fair school choice models and that schools are accessible to all districts, particularly title one choices. 

  • Invest in programs aimed at the physical and mental well-being of our students through extra-curricular activities, counseling, and healthy eating.

Neighborhood/Quality of Life

  • Invest in programs designed to keep rents affordable while investing in our most vulnerable neighborhoods.

  • Penalize negligent property owners who facilitate sub-standard rental properties which don’t meet current codes and standards.

  • Invest in increased community-oriented facilities and parks and increase access for children.

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