Application for Legislative Commission for Katie Butler

Contact Information

Full Name

Katie Butler

Other Names
Katie Bell

Eligible for commission

ineligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Attorney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Educational Background

JD, BA (Spanish and English), CIPP/E, CIPP/US

Zip Code

80631

Congressional District
4

Background

Past Political Activity

I donated to The Democratic Party if Wisconsin - Federal Account and ActBlue in Arkansas.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

The Greeley Rodarte Center Advisory Board, ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking), the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, the Colorado Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association

Organization and Advocacy Experience

Working with the Rodarte Center has exposed me to the issues faced by many latino families in Northern Colorado. In my work for ALIGHT, I represent sex trafficking survivors, and I've become much more sensitive to the unique issues they face and their particular brand of resiliency. I served as a mentor through the Inn of Court and counseled my mentees through finding employment in a crowded economy.

Statement

Redistricting shapes our democracy on a fundamental level. Thoughtful redistricting is especially important now in light of the partisan controversy that impacted the collection of census data. I feel a duty to make sure underrepresented groups are accounted for in the process.

Statement on Working with Consensus

As an attorney, I am well-practiced in identifying and addressing the issues in controversy to streamline the discussion. I negotiate contracts daily and I understand that in every negotiation, the success of the resulting relationship must be the ultimate focus. I am trained to be objective and consider all elements of an issue.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

Law school trains students to apply reason to a problem. When I worked as a litigator, my arguments usually prevailed, often because I was able to make fine, but important, distinctions in the facts of the case. I would bring those skills - attention to detail, full comprehension of any issues, and pointed presentation of the fair position - to the redistricting process.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female