House Member

Personal Information:
Home City: Scottsdale
Occupation: Small business owner
Member Since: 2017

Kelli Butler is an Arizona native with deep roots in the community. She grew up in Scottsdale, within the current boundaries of District 28, and attended Cocopah Elementary School and Chaparral High School. She studied elementary education at the University of Arizona, before moving to San Francisco where she worked in both real estate and healthcare management while helping to support her husband, Ben, through dental school.

After returning to Arizona, Kelli gained knowledge in health regulations and insurance in her role managing Butler Family Dental in Glendale, AZ. As small business owners, Kelli and her husband experienced Arizona's economic downturn from a small business owner's perspective as they dealt with the impact on the lives of their patients, their employees and their own family. Now, as the state's economy continues to improve, they still donate dental services to Glendale's Neighborhood Christian Clinic and volunteer with Arizona's Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic.

Although Kelli's work experience is mainly in the healthcare industry, much of her volunteer and community experience focuses on education and children. She became interested in education policy and funding as the parent of two boys attending Madison Elementary District schools. She served first as a volunteer in their classrooms, and later on committees and boards at the school and district levels. After her sons graduated from Brophy College Prep, they enrolled at state universities. Colin graduated from the UofA before enlisting in the Navy and Cameron graduated from NAU and now attends dental school in California. During their years in North Central Phoenix, Kelli served on the parent organization Executive Boards at Cross Roads Preschool and Madison Simis and as PTM President at Madison Meadows. She was a Site-Based Management Team member and an Executive Board member of the Madison Education Foundation. She served on numerous committees at Brophy College Preparatory. She was a Board member of Northern Arizona University's Parent Leadership Council. Along with her sons, Kelli was also a member of Boys Team Charity's Cactus League. She was the Philanthropy Liaison to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. She served as HOA President of North Central's Palmer Estates neighborhood.

Most importantly, Kelli has a strong awareness and bestowed interest in Arizona; she continues to be an advocate for education and healthcare. She knows she can make a difference and believes strongly in protecting all people's rights in our great Grand Canyon state.

Sponsored Bills

Bill NumberSponsor TypeShort/NOW Title
HB2185Cappropriations; school safety program
HB2186Cappropriation; gifted education programs.
HB2187Cappropriation; school facilities; building renewal
HB2322Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HB2324Cprohibited weapon; bump-fire device; accessory.
HB2325Cfirearm sales; permit verification; requirements
HB2333Cprivate prison security officers; certification
HB2334Cprivate prison contractors; public records
HB2338Cappropriation; schools; trees
HB2339Cballoon releases; prohibition; enforcement
HB2372Cschools; dyslexia; screening; training
HB2402Ccriminal conviction; set aside; applicability
HB2423P*AHCCCS; dental care; pregnant women
HB2424P*AHCCCS; pregnant women; eligibility
HB2425P*insurance; study; reinsurance programs; appropriation
HB2426P*medical services; purchase; study committee
HB2427P*medical services; purchase; premiums
HB2428P*medicare supplement; disability; renal disease
HB2429P*schools; immunizations; registered nurses; posting
HB2430P*oversight committee; residential care; children
HB2431P*physical body adornment; establishments; certification
HB2432P*newborn screenings; report
HB2504Cappropriations; affordable housing
HB2510Ccontraception; cost sharing prohibition
HB2512P*consumer credit lending; military members
HB2513P*financial institutions; examinations; military lending
HB2514Cschools; special education weights; funding
HB2515Cchlorpyrifos; prohibition
HB2516Ccharter schools; audits; financial reports
HB2517Cschools; charter management organizations; contracts
HB2518Cschools; expenditure limit; overrides
HB2520Cchild care assistance; rates
HB2521Cadministrative costs; limit; STOs
HB2523Coverrides; informational pamphlets; argument submittals
HB2525Cappropriation; child care assistance
HB2526CArizona online instruction; funding
HB2539Cstatewide ADA coordinator; appropriation
HB2540Cemotional abuse; vulnerable adults
HB2541Chealth care institutions; education; abuse
HB2542Cmandatory reporting; vulnerable adults; penalties
HB2544Cfirearm; ammunition storage; civil penalty
HB2545Cfirearm dealers; firearm transfers; requirements
HB2546Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HB2550CDHS; long-term care facility surveyors.
HB2553Cenergy efficient appliance standards
HB2554Cdrinking water standards; pollutants
HB2555Cfinancial aid trust fund; appropriation
HB2559CArizona criminal justice commission; membership.
HB2567Cappropriation; lead screening; charter schools
HB2569CDCS; investigation; schools; children; disabilities
HB2570Carchaeology advisory commission; continuation
HB2577Cappropriations; tribal senior citizens programs
HB2579Cinformed consent; pelvic examinations..
HB2584Cstate law; local violation; repeal
HB2585Cappropriations; medical workforce development
HB2586Cappropriation; healthy families program
HB2587Cappropriation; community health grants
HB2588Cchild care assistance; tiered reimbursement
HB2596P*children's health insurance program; eligibility
HB2600Cadoption; original birth certificate; release
HB2682Cschools; instruction; Holocaust; genocides
HB2683Canti-semitism; crime reporting; aggravating factor
HB2688Ccall center relocation
HB2689Cmisclassification; tax fraud; task force
HB2690Cstate agencies; veterans status; inquiry
HB2728Cbiometric identifiers; commercial purpose; consent
HB2729Cpersonal data; processing; security standards
HB2751Cdetained juveniles; advisements; notifications
HB2754Ccorrections oversight committee; duties; ombudsman
HB2755Cschools; drug violations; reporting options
HB2757Cincome tax; credits; subtractions
HB2764Cmental health omnibus.
HB2766Cgreenhouse gas programs; repeal prohibition
HB2781Cappropriations; dyslexia screening and education
HB2782CCTEDs; 9th grade; workforce needs
HB2783Ceducator health insurance; study committee
HB2788P*insurance; preexisting conditions; essential benefits
HB2789P*report; newborn screening program
HB2854P*licensure; transvaginal ultrasounds
HB2866Cappropriation; Arizona arts trust fund
HB2867Cbirth certificates; amendment; gender identity
HB2868Clocal planning; residential housing; repeal
HB2869Ccharter schools; holders; governing bodies
HB2870Ccommerce authority; qualified investors; report
HB2875Cregulation; short-term rentals
HB2879CDOC; substance abuse programs; appropriations
HB2887Cmental health; parity; advisory committee
HB2888CADEQ; tribal consultations; appropriation
HB2889Cauditor general; charter schools
HB2891CArizona online instruction; cost study
HCM2002CNogales wastewater fairness; urging Congress
HCM2005Cpostal service; urging independence; prefunding
HCR2002Cratification; equal rights amendment..
HCR2018Cfirearm sales; transfers; background checks
HCR2024Cequal rights; equal protection
HCR2025Clegislative immunity; repeal
HCR2029Ccampaign finance; source disclosure
HCR2048Cin-state tuition; universities; community colleges
HM2002Cmilitary sexual trauma; servicemembers
SB1160Cfirefighters; cancers; presumption; workers' compensation
(NOW: firefighters; cancers; irrebuttable presumption; applicability)
SB1225Cyouth music and art plates
SB1493Cpharmacists; dispensing authority; hormonal contraceptives