Wynn Butler was first elected to the Manhattan City Commission for a four-year term in April 2011.
Wynn attended Pennsylvania Military College and the University of Richmond, graduating in 1973 with a degree in history and a commission as a 2nd Lt. (Infantry) United States Army. Wynn earned a master's degree in education from Kansas State University in 1980. He served on active duty as an Infantry and Logistics Officer from 1973 to 1997, with assignments in Germany, Korea, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Benning, Africa, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He served with the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and spent three years as an assistant professor of military science (Army ROTC) at Kansas State University.
Wynn retired from the Army in 1997 and began a second career as an administrator and faculty member at Barton County Community College Fort Riley Campus. Wynn has served as an Associate Dean of the Fort Riley Campus and as Executive Director of Distance Learning — bartonline.org. He is currently a full-time faculty member at Barton's Fort Riley Campus.