My name is Jay Butler and I currently work in the Payroll Department, in the Business Affairs Office. I am running for Classified Representative for UO Senate, as well as several Senate committees. I have been at UO for 8 years and have been involved in many facets of the university that make our campus so great. I have been a reliable substitute senator for the last two years for classified staff on the Senate. I have been involved with the Governor’s Food Drive each year. As a past volunteer for Food for Lane County, this is a cause close to my heart. I have worked tirelessly with the Zero Waste Program to help bring Deady Hall, Fenton Hall, and the Thompson University Center to become Zero Waste buildings, as well as promoting sustainability across campus. And last, the reason why I’m running. Over the past 8 years, 5 presidents, 5 contract negotiations, and the scare of striking, I feel it is now more important than ever to voice the ideas and concerns of Classified Staff. President Schill and the top administration continuously talk about Faculty and Students. But rarely do I hear the words “Staff” in there. I believe that we are an integral part of the university that is often overlooked and I look forward to engaging with the UO Senate on behalf of all of us. ~ Thank You.