|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 24th district
2003 – present
October 21, 1947 |
Wilson, North Carolina
|Alma mater||North Carolina Central University|
Jean Farmer-Butterfield (born October 21, 1947) is an American politician and Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the state's twenty-fourth House district since 2003. Her district includes constituents in Edgecombe and Wilson counties.
From Wilson, North Carolina, Farmer-Butterfield was one of the Majority Whips  from 2007 to 2011. She lost that position after the Republican Party members gained control of the North Carolina House of Representatives in the 2010 election.
She earned both her B.A. and M.A. from North Carolina Central University, where she met her future husband, G. K. Butterfield (now a US Congressman). They had three daughters (now adults), and are now divorced. Her daughter, Valeisha Butterfield, was briefly engaged to Compton-based rapper The Game; the two have one child together. Farmer-Butterfield has worked as a consultant and manager of non-profits in the health and human services field.
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