Convicted Wis. Councilman Resigns His Seat

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — A Whitewater councilman who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of delivering marijuana has resigned his seat.

Twenty-two-year-old Javonni M. Butler of New Berlin was convicted Friday. Prosecutors say he twice sold drugs to an undercover informant.

He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and two years on probation.

A message left with his public defender Saturday afternoon was not immediately returned.

A Janesville Gazette report says he was re-elected to the city council earlier this year as a write-in candidate.

He had no choice but to give up his council seat. The state Government Accountability Board says anyone convicted of a felony is prohibited from holding office. He won’t be able to run again until the felony charge is expunged from his record.

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  • Jake

    Geez, you mean that the WDFL won’t even say if he was a Republican or a Democrat?? For REAL??? Hint: if he was a REPUBLICAN, the word would have been in the first sentance of this report. So NOW, the WDFL thinks that you are too stupid to look this dangster on the internet and find out his political affiliation. What an INSULT to the general public. So, WDFL, are you willing to go ON THE RECORD as saying that you believe that POT should be legalized?

  • Deep Thinker

    He sold to undercover cops twice? What the hell, once wasn’t enough to arrest him?

    • Jake

      Apparently, he wasn’t paying off the cops well enough. It’s a tough bidness. Trouble is, the cops have guns AND badges. The cops just wanted ‘confirmation’ before they busted the LOW-LIFE. New Berlin, is that anywhere near Milwaukee, Chicago, or Madison??

      • M

        New Berlin is a suburb of Milwaukee. Within 10 miles or less of Milwaukee.

  • Jay

    Jake, you are racist.

  • Murph

    He was a write in candidate,no affilation with anybody as far as my research can tell! Maybe the the ‘Mary Jane Party” ? Location is not all that far from Janesville! Wow man!!

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