WILSON, NC – U.S. Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced he is seeking reelection to the United States Congress to represent the First Congressional District of North Carolina. Butterfield submitted his Notice of Candidacy to the North Carolina State Board of Elections to appear on the ballot for the 2016 Primary election scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
“Since coming to Congress, we’ve delivered real results for the residents and businesses that call the First District home,” said Butterfield. “But despite all the progress, much more remains to be done. I am seeking reelection so I can continue to fight for what is important to the people of my district.”
Butterfield has represented the First District since being elected to Congress in a special election in July 2004. He is a member of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce and serves in senior positions on the Subcommittees on Health, Communications and Technology, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. He was appointed Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus in 2007 and continues to serve in the important post.
Butterfield was also unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the 24th Chairman of the 46-member Congressional Black Caucus. Serving as Chair has enabled Butterfield to highlight his constituents’ priorities to a national audience and provide a greater level of advocacy for the First District.