Councilor Wesley Butler
Wesley Butler, Class of 2023, is entering his junior year at Kutztown University where he epitomizes a student-athlete. Academically, Butler is a PSAC Scholar-Athlete and has achieved a 3.9 GPA throughout his college years. He is a captain of the Kutztown Men’s Basketball team. Butler is a Communications major with ambitions to become involved in politics and to become a sports journalist or broadcaster.
Butler believes in giving back to his community. Butler writes for The Drum Newspaper. Some of his articles include “Breast Cancer Awareness” and “Reading’s Gen Z Speaks Up and Takes Action”.
Butler runs several free “Workout With Wes” clinics teaching leadership on and off the court as well as basketball skills and drills to Reading’s youth.
In addition, Butler has been active in getting people to vote in recent elections. In addition to his own campaign, Butler has worked on two successful local campaigns: Magisterial District Judge Tonya Butler and State Representative Manuel Guzman. He is a former member of the Reading Youth Commission.
At Kutztown, Butler is a former member of the Greater Access Project (GAP Program) where hementored Reading High School students. Lastly, Butler has been elected as the youngest City Councilman in the history of Reading, Pennsylvania.