Ph.D.-Political Science, University of Missouri                                                                                   2020

Specialization: American Politics, Legislative Politics, State Government

B.A.- American Political Studies, Drury University                                                                                           2015

Minors: Criminology, Law & Society

The Washington Center - Washington, DC                                                                                                         2014


Hanna K. Brant and Jordan Butcher. 2022. “Legislating as Your Full Self: Queer Women of Color in US State Legislatures.” Journal ofWomen, Politics & Policy. , doi:10.1080/1554477X.2022.2068119


Butcher, Jordan. 2022. “Be Careful what You Count: Updating Legislative Turnover in the 50 States” American Politics Research.doi:10.1177/1532673X221082319


Selin, Jennifer, Cody Drolc, Jordan Butcher, Nicholas Brothers, and Hanna Brant. 2022. Under Pressure: Cen- tralizing Regulation in Response to Presidential Directives Presidential Studies Quarterly. doi:10.1111/psq.12764


Butcher, Jordan and Aric Dale Gooch. 2021. “The Development of Representation in American Political In- stitutions: What We Learned from The Continental Congress.” Legislative Studies Quarterly. 46(4):1059-1086, doi:10.1111/lsq.12322


Jordan Butcher and Gidong Kim. 2021. “Electing Educators: How Term Limits Can Increase Representation.”

Oklahoma Politics. 31:1-32


Squire, Peverill and Jordan Butcher. 2021. “An Update to the Squire State Court of Last Resort Professionaliza- tion Index.” StatePolitics & Policy Quarterly. 21(3):326-333, doi:10.1017/spq.2020.7


Butcher, Jordan. 2021. “Rethinking Retirement: Ambition in Term Limited Legislatures.” The Journal of Leg- islative Studies.27(2):285-299 doi:10.1080/13572334.2020.1812199


Butcher, Jordan, and Jeffrey Milyo. 2020. ”Do Campaign Finance Reforms Insulate Incumbents from Competition?

New Evidence from State Legislative Elections.” PS: Political Science and Politics 53(3):460-464, doi:10.1017/S1049096520000256


Manuscripts Under Review

Budgeting in Term-Limited States, invited to Revise & Resubmit


Female Turnover in State Legislatures (with Noah Haynes) invited to Revise & Resubmit


Institutional Turnover, invited to Revise & Resubmit


Following the Rainbow: The LGBTQ+ Incumbency (Dis-)Advantage (with Hanna Brant) Leadership Diversity in Term-Limited Legislatures

Through the Looking Glass: Bureaucratic Responsiveness in the States (with Jennifer Selin)


How Free is Information? State Transparency Laws and Agency Responses to Public Records Requests (with Jennifer Selin)


Partisanship and Term Limits

Other Publications (editor reviewed)

Hanna K. Brant and Jordan Butcher. 2023. “Legislating as Your Full Self: Queer Women of Color in US State Legislatures.” In Women of Color Political Elites in the U.S. - Intersectional Political Experiences. eds. Nadia E. Brown, Christopher J. Clark, and Anna Mitchell Mahoney.Rutledge.


Jordan Butcher. 2023. “Show Me the Limit.” In Readings in American Government ed. James Endersby. New York City: WN Norton & Company

Butcher_Professional CV 2022.pdf