George Butterfield

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George Butterfield ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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George Kenneth Butterfield, Jr. commonly known as G. K. Butterfield, a Democrat, has represented the First Congressional District of North Carolina since 2004.


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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Born April 27, 1947, Butterfield was educated at North Carolina Central University, receiving degrees in sociology and political science. He earned his Juris Doctor from the same university.

Before his election to Congress, Butterfield was an attorney and an elected judge on the North Carolina Superior Court (1989 to 2001). In 2001, he was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court. In 2002, Butterfield lost his seat on the Supreme Court and returned to the Superior Court via a special appointment and served until his retirement in May 2004.

Congressional career

Butterfield was elected to Congress in a special election held on July 20, 2004 to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Frank Ballance, who resigned. On the same day, Butterfield won the Democratic primary for the general election to be held in November 2004; he faced Republican Greg Dority and won his first full term with 63% of the popular vote.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Butterfield’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Comcast Corp$ 13,000
Merck & Co$ 12,200
CenturyLink$ 10,000
Cox Enterprises$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Laborers Union$ 10,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$ 10,000
National Cable & Telecommunications Assn$ 10,000
Sheet Metal Workers Union$ 10,000
National Assn of Broadcasters$ 9,504
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for George Butterfield
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Dairy Nutrition and Forestry
  • House Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on George Butterfield. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2305 Rayburn Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3101 Fax: 202-225-3354
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District offices
  • 201 Saint Andrews Street, Room 264, Tarboro, NC 27886
    Ph: 252-823-0236 Fax: (none entered)
  • Post Office Box 836, Weldon, NC 27890
    Ph: 252-538-4123 Fax: (none entered)
  • 415 East Boulevard, Suite 100, Williamston, NC 27892
    Ph: 252-789-4939 Fax: (none entered)
  • 105 South Douglas Street, Suite 201, Wilson, NC 27893
    Ph: 252-237-9816 Fax: (none entered)
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