Atlanta, GA - Former State Representative Mark Butler, of Carrollton, took the oath of office today as Georgia's ninth State Labor Commissioner. He succeeds former Commissioner Michael Thurmond, who served three terms.
Commissioner Butler, 40, had served the previous eight years in the
Georgia General Assembly, representing House District 18, comprised of Carroll and Haralson counties. During that time, he served as the
Chairman of the House Appropriations Human Resources Sub-Committee, which oversees all operations of the budget for several of the largest state agencies, including the Departments of Labor, Human Services, and Behavioral Health.
Commissioner Butler has worked with his family's small business in
Carrolton as a real estate appraiser for over 20 years and is committed
to promoting business growth and development across Georgia.
A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Public Administration,
he has two children, a daughter Sydney and son Blake.