Jordan Butcher

Jordan Butcher
American Politics
Public Policy and Administration
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B.A., American Political Studies from Drury University


I study American Politics with a focus on state legislatures. My work explores the long-term effects of legislative term limits. In short, my work explores how sticky legislatures are by looking at how they have adapted to one of the greatest changes---term limits. My dissertation evaluates these changes by looking at legislative careers, organizational structures, and relations with the executive branch. 

Papers and Presentations: 

SPPC 2018- Professionalization Paradox--- Legislative Power in Term-Limited States

SPSA 2018- Chutes and Ladders: How Ambition Plays Out in Term-Limited Legislatures

MPSA 2017- Out With the Old: Retirement in Term-Limited Legislatures