Jean Farmer-Butterfield

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Jean Farmer-Butterfield
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Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 24th district
In office
2003 – present
Personal details
Born (1947-10-21) October 21, 1947 (age 69)
Wilson, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
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.[1] Her district includes constituents in Pitt and Wilson counties.

From Wilson, North Carolina, Farmer-Butterfield was one of the Majority Whips [2] 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. For twenty years, she was married to G. K. Butterfield, now U.S. Congressman. They have two adult daughters, Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Jenetta Lenai Butterfield. Farmer-Butterfield has worked as a consultant and manager of non-profits in the health and human services field for many years. She is African-American.[3]


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