Wilson NC – Rep. Jean Farmer Butterfield Defeats Attorney Mark Bibbs And Zette McArn Of The Wilsonian Voices

Just when I thought I had seen it all, I be damn if Attorney Mark Bibbs and Zette McArn of The Wilsonian Voices Facebook page took campaigning to another level. I just don’t get it. I kept asking the question was it worth it as it relates to Bibbs making his attorney’s office his residence but the city said his office didn’t meet the code to be used as his residence.

Zette blocked George and myself from The Wilsonian and I guess Asa Gregory kicked us off the Democratic Party of Wilson County.

Attorney Bibbs decided that after he could not unseat a Republican in the 8th House District he, Zette, Barbara Hallman Dantanio and Asa Gregory thought they could unseat Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Damn I would have thought that one of them would have come to their senses and seen that this was not doable. But I guess it all made sense since Asa’s mother was running in the 8th.

Damn I had asked Zette was she supporting Bibbs and she said did George Fisher tell me to ask her. Well after that I mentioned it to Geogre and he said he already knew that. She asked me was I supporting Farmer-Butterfield and I said I am trying to get a grip on the NC House 23 seat first where I could vote. She said wise man and George ought to do the same. I said oh hell no I can do both and George can speak for himself. Well come to find out George, Zette, Barbara and Asa had had a little falling out because George was talking about Bibbs record. Damn so since I am friends with George, I was kicked to the curb also. SMDH!

Hell yeah I was concerned with who would win the nasty battle in the 23rd district because the gang had went after Farmer-Butterfield and then when she responded, she was the bad guy. Damn! These folks said some crazy ass stuff and Farmer-Butterfield would have been crazy not to respond to their b.s. Some things can’t go unchecked and boy did she check them asses. Hell I even gave her some free advice and I am glad about it.

It is okay to attempt to unseat an incumbent but damn just tell the truth. Also don’t get mad when the incumbent don’t roll over and die for their ignant asses. I am proud of Farmer-Butterfield because she worked that campaign.

Some of the b.s. the gang were complaining about should have been dealt with on the local level starting with the Wilson City Council and then on to the Wilson County Commissioners. It is a damn shame how some folks mislead folks because they don’t know any better, in denial or just don’t give a damn.

I also seen that guy Clarence Bender who ran a couple of years ago make some comments about Farmer-Butterfield. Damn he ended up in the newspaper with some criminal charges so he needs to sit down and shut the hell up.

Congratulations Farmer-Butterfield you can go back to work now and not have to deal with the gang.

Ignant Column: Wilson Finest Zette McArn How In The Hell Is This Dirty Politics? SMDH!

The Political Agitator response: I understand the following was a mailing that was sent out. I read on the Wilsonian Voices whereby Zette McArn said this is dirty politics. Dirty my ass! What tickles the hell out of me is that she calls telling the damn truth dirty politics. From what my ignant ass read, it is truth so I am puzzled by Zette’s post. Damn this election has brought on some ignant bullmanure. In Edgecombe County Bronson Williams and his likes say experience does not matter. Why? Because he has UNO! And then he holds a damn debate with the other 3 candidates and he talks about Shelly Willingham and Taro Knight because Knight responded to something that Willingham said during the debate. Bronson said because they say they have experience that look at their debate so experience could be a problem. I called in and said that is what a debate is just that a damn debate because he was not holding a forum. John Wooten one of Bronson’s strongest supporters called in behind me and said it was not a debate. Bronson did not correct him so I had to call back in and say it was a debate. John ignant ass was trying to discredit me but he ended up being the damn fool. Oh back to Zette. She blocked me from her Facebook pages Zette McArn and the Wilsonian Voices because I am supporting Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and she is supporting Bibbs. I was respectful on her pages but she wants to do like so many who wants to silence the black man especially one who is knowledgeable of what is going on versus those she is feeding that does not know any better. So by blocking me I can’t challenge her ignant ass. You see I have now put her in my ignant column and she has earned the title of Safe Negro. Damn NEGROES mad because someone has EXPERIENCE and Telling the Truth! SMDH!


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Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield

New details, inspections in Bibbs case – Wilson Times

City of Wilson attorneys filed a motion to dismiss Friday in Wilson County Superior Court that details aspects of state candidate Mark Bibbs’ failed property inspection including an alleged admission that he was living elsewhere.

Bibbs, a candidate for House District 24, failed the inspection in March that prohibits him from living in his second-floor apartment at 105 Douglas St.

During the inspection, Bibbs told inspectors that the "true answer” regarding his residency was that he lived with his family at 3220 Edinburgh Drive and stayed at the Douglas Street apartment one or two times a week, the city’s motion states.

"Plaintiff Mark Bibbs further stated that the ‘political answer’ was that he lived at the 105 Douglas Street South building,” according to the city’s motion to dismiss.

Bibbs’ Douglas Street property is in House District 24 and his Edinburgh Drive home is in House District 8. Bibbs said he moved into the downtown building, which also houses his law office, in July 2013, a claim that is being challenged by two Wilson residents who filed their concerns with the Wilson County Board of Elections. The challenge will not be considered until after the election.


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Bibbs: Paper blended article with ad – Wilson Time

The Political Agitator response: Damn here we go again. Attorney Bibbs has struck again. Well! Funny I grabbed one of those papers again because I thought it was an older paper with Bibbs on the front again. When I read it I said damn on the front page again. Didn’t think it was suppose to be an ad. LMBAO!

State House candidate Mark Bibbs says he bought a campaign ad in an area newspaper and got a front-page story instead.

The Daily Drum, a Greenville-based free biweekly paper, published a feature story on Bibbs that blurs the line between news coverage and advertising in its April 24-May 7 edition. The story’s last sentence identifies it as an ad that Bibbs’ campaign committee bought, but Bibbs said it wasn’t written at his request.

"It was a surprise to me when I saw the paper and where the placement of the story was,” Bibbs said. "I sent them a camera-ready ad and a press release. What you see is however they chose to run it.”

Journalism ethics scholars said the Drum committed a cardinal sin by printing an ad disguised as a news story. The piece is not bylined and does not mention Bibbs’ opponent, Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. It also includes paragraphs that were plagiarized from a story in The Wilson Times.

"I thought that they were a regular newspaper and reputable,” Bibbs said. "I didn’t know they were going to do what they did.”

Bibbs, a Wilson attorney, is challenging Farmer-Butterfield in the Democratic primary for House District 24, which comprises Wilson and Pitt counties.

AD OR STORY? (Source: Read more)

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Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield

Bibbs files second complaint against city – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: As I have stated earlier maybe Bibbs is on to something but if he is not, then is it really worth all of this? Time will tell.

State candidate Mark Bibbs’ legal fight against the city of Wilson took another turn Monday as Bibbs was granted a temporary restraining order and filed a complaint in Wilson County Superior Court.

Bibbs, a candidate for House District 24 and Democratic challenger in the May 6 primary, filed his second complaint in court and has been granted a hearing on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Wilson County.

Earlier in the day Monday, Bibbs also filed a notice of dismissal in U.S. District Court that is tied to his first suit against the city that alleges he was treated unfairly during a recently failed fire and building inspection of his office and residence at 105 Douglas St.

Bibbs filed suit against the city on April 7 and city attorneys moved the case to federal court after issues related to the U.S. Constitution were raised in Bibbs’ complaint. The suit filed Monday has no references to the U.S. Constitution. (Source: Read more)

Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield Is The Incumbent So Don’t Let The Bibbs Signs/Postings Fool You

Damn folks just tell the truth don’t mislead folks. I just want the truth to be made known no matter who I am for or against.

I see postings and stuff saying Mark Bibbs House 24 Representative as if he is the incumbent. Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is the incumbent so don’t get it twisted.

With 2 blacks running in this race and it is so damn much ignance going on. Why can’t the truth be the center of discussion and not a lot of ignant conversation whereby folks are are attempting to mislead folks.

I have not seen any ignant postings from folks who are supporting Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and she and her supporters are to be commended.

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Robert James Wilson County I Thought Our Conversation About The NC House 24 Race Was Good And Civil But Obviously Not

Robertl James I thought we were having a civil conversation about the NC House 24 seat on the Wilsonian Voice but obviously Zette McArn had a problem with my responses to you. I didn’t see where you felt I had disrespected you. But she has blocked me from her Facebook pages.

If I remember correctly I responded to your comment about 3 issues with Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. You said you were concerned that she has not done anything about a drainage problem and I said I would think that was a local government issue. You said you didn’t see her to local meetings but you seen Attorney Mark Bibbs at all of them. I said but if the local government need her they could pick up the phone and call her if it is a state issue. You said where was she on the Sanderson Farms, chicken plant, and I said how could she had done because “they” didn’t want it. Hell didn’t Wilson file a lawsuit? Correct me if I am wrong.

I am just asking because because my ignant ass ain’t always right but I damn sure strive to be when it comes to dealing with things that affect other folks lives. I always try to base my opinions on facts something that so many folks do not take in consideration. It is not alld about just a personal opinion because a personal opinion not based on facts equals bullmanure.

Brother I ain’t mad with you because I can’t vote for Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield however I am concerned about who will win this seat. I recognize and understand I can’t vote for her but I know that whomever win will represent me and all the people of NC.

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Damn I Have Been Blocked From Yet Another Facebook Friend’s Page Wilsonian Voices Hosted By Zette McArn Wilson NC

Folks when you try to discredit me you better have your s… together because I am ready! Think I ain’t just check out this post.

The Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC blocked me a couple of months ago from being able to comment on their page because I spoke truth to power. I responded to them because they were attacking, posting and allowing others to post misleading information about Rocky Mount Councilman Mayor Pro-tem/President NAACP Rocky Mount Branch, the Honorable Andre Knight. I responded to a person that commented on a post and said that ain’t right and I also posted that this page is not doing anything that I and someone else could not do. I said they listen to a scanner and report crime. I said hell I been listening to my scanner since the 80’s and I could do the same but that ain’t what I do. I said hell I am glad they do it because I don’t have to do it.

Recently I have been receiving information that the owner of the page is a (white) bailbondswoman and they are using to the page to get folks to help them find their customers. I believe it because although they blocked me from commenting on their page, I can still read it. Folks just check out the content. For the record I ain’t mad with them because I don’t have to post on their page to do what I do. What I hope they recognize and understand that my work still continues.

Yesterday I found out that my Facebook friend Zette McArn has blocked me from her page. Not only did she block me from that page but she blocked me from her other page, Wilsonian Voices. Why? Because she is supporting Attorney Mark Bibbs and I am supporting Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield for the NC House 24 race. Farmer-Butterfield is the incumbent. Damn I thought we were friends and that we could agree to disagree on politics but I see not so. Again hell I still ain’t mad with her.

This is when it began.

March 1st, 5:04pm

What in the world? Bibbs and Jean?


My response: So you supporting Bibbs?

Party POO does not allow for officers to do so.

And you’re asking because …? George fisher asked you to?

My response: Have not talked to George. It looked like he called him a drunk in his post.

He did.

My response: George forgets the lesson of people paying their dues and the lessons of forgiveness.

Jean’s record is a reflection of her work in Raleigh. Some agree. Some don’t.

My response: Oh a while back I thought he was going to support Bibbs.

No – he’s come at Mark fullblast

My response: Oh

He and I had an exchange a few weeks back about the matter.

My response: Didn’t know that..

I told him the bottomline are the folks in her district and it appears to be …HE IS NOT.

My response: Ok


You see where Asa’s Mom is running?

OR did u know aLREADY

My response: Asa told me don’t know his mom.

running against Susan Martin


My response: Don’t know her either

So are you a Farmer-Butterfield backer too?

My response: gonna deal with those in my district for now

wise decision

George should do the same…just sharing.

My response: Well I am not limited to my district nor is George. Plus he is a blogger.

March 3rd, 7:29am

No one said you were… An opinion shared. I TOO am not limited and DON’T MIND WHEN I HAVE TO.

Shalom. Come what may.

March 3rd, 8:35am

Responding to your wise decision and George should do the same. All is well!

so be it

April 5th, 8:08pm

wrong forum …thot he was in the Dem. Yeah I removed it…Deb won’t like it

April 6th, 12:09am

My response: Your messages to Deb ain’t you suppose to be responding to her on NC Democrats for a New Way? Wilsonian Voices So can you answer Deb’s question? Who did Baby Burr run against tthat year?


My response: I was trying to see who Deb was and I seen where you were responding to a question she asked on the other page.

Ohhhhh… did I flip my pages again??? Let me look

My response: Yep!

Dunno about your request to talk about NC HD 24 race. I don’t know what’s going on in Edgecombe County enough to share commentary. Besides, you and I sparred enough already within the last 24 – you gonna make my blood pressure rise and that ain’t good for me. Besides two against one ain’t never been fair!

And then around 2 weeks ago Zette got pissed because I posted something and she said I didn’t intimidate folks in Wilson. I said I don’t go around attempting to intimidate folks. I said I say what I mean and mean what I say and I have no control over how people receive it. I thought we had got past the bullmanure but I see not.

Now some of the most recent conversation around 2 days ago:

Ooops! THERE IT IS !!!


Are you ready to vote?

Beth Plus, don’t tell me what is bad about your opponent.

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Wilsonian Voices Ahhhh, THAT’S A GREAT ONE Beth! It!

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Beth and why not! LOL! Some may not know why the opponent is bad.
So does that apply to opponents of another party too? SMDH!

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George Fisher Hmm…"don’t tell me what is BAD about your opponent. Ready, is that right. So, I can save this post and come May 7th when we go after the Teapublican NC GOP–I can pull this out and say…Oops…Sorry folks, we’re not gonna tell you what’s wrong with the GOP…cause that would be wrong. Please.

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Wilsonian Voices George Fisher & Curmilus Dancy, your comments here reflect an eagerness to find fault with other’s opinions with the intent to ridicule and exert your self imposed ‘righteous indignation’. LET ME BE CLEAR, that is not the intent of this forum. Your comments come across as negative, insinuating & insulting.
Friends of this Community Forum are ENCOURAGED & WELCOMED to share their
opinions as well WITHOUT BEING demeaned and/ or BELITTLED by the two of you every time they post. I don’t want anyone deciding not to share their thoughts on Wilsonian Voices because they don’t want to be badgered by what the two of you have to say. That’s WRONG & RUDE.
There has NEVER BEEN a time when this forum has left such on your forums. I ask that you refrain from doing it on mine.
It would be appreciated if you kept that in mind for future reference.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Zette McArn I will not debate your opinion however what I will do is remind you that I say what I mean and mean what I say. I can’t help how one receive the message but if they have any doubt I am the one to ask and not you. I do a damn good job of speaking for myself.
Oh because we had a conversation about the NC House 24 District seat and you don’t want the incumbent and you don’t want me to talk about the race, you better get the hell over it.
So you can post what you want but I can’t post what I want when it comes to my take on POLITICS and any issue. I ain’t the one so don’t go there.
Self imposed ‘righteous indignation’? Call it what you want cause frankly I don’t give a damn because I know who I am and whose I am. I am The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it inspite of you saying I don’t intimidate folks in Wilson, don’t know why you said that recently but that is okay because I responded to that too.
Intent of your forum? Really?
Oh now that I don’t agree with you because you are supporting Attorney Mark Bibbs and I am stating the facts, you see me differently from when you asked me to video and to support you when they got rid of you in the AAC.
Just like I told your friend a couple of days ago, I will not be apologetic for speaking the truth although you call my comments negative, insinuating & insulting.
Oh so I am demeaning and belittling others for giving my opinion that you have a problem with? SMDH! I remember recently after a post on your page I just posted SMDH! but no you asked me what was I shaking my damn head about so obviously you wanted to know in case if you agreed with me? LMBAO!
Who have I badgerd? Wrong and rude? LMBAO!
So in other words you are saying don’t comment unless I agree with you? Well if you have a problem with my comments, remove me so others can only hear your side where you are posting little things and some even in codes. LMBAO!
Until you unfriend me, then I will continue to comment speaking truth to power.
Obviously you don’t remember, in denial or simply just don’t give a damn when it comes to one of my favorite quotes: "I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!"
Now Run and Tell That!
I am glad to know that you have a problem with me because again we had a conversation about the House 24 Seat.
You have a blessed day!
I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it!

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There was much more conversation after this but I didn’t even save it because hell it ain’t even worth wasting my storage place on this ignant ass stuff. I think I have saved enough to show folks who the damn problem is. Again when you try to discredit me your ass better be ready!

But the last conversation on this page was with Robert James as he and I posted civil comments about how he had some concerns about Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and that he was supporting Bibbs. I challenged him on his concerns about Farmer-Butterfield and we moved on. But damn Zette blocked me.

I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it!

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Attorney Mark Bibbs Was On FM 99.3 Spotlight On The Community

Attorney Mark Bibbs was on FM 99.3 Spotlight on The Community around the 8:30 am hour. Talked about the high light bills. So what can he do that all of the other legislators from the local to the state to the national levels that have worked on it do differently. ElectriCities meets in Wilson and I wonder how many meetings has he attended?

I thought his conversation about Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield was quite interesting. He said she could not get on a subject and stay on it like he could because he was very thorough since he has been an attorney.

The thing about his residency sounds good on his behalf when he tell it and he may be on to something. However I thought one thing that didn’t make sense was that he said he had a bed and the other stuff in his office but I got confused because back then he was not saying this was his residency.

I can’t truly respond to the residency issue because I am just listening to him and reading the Wilson Times so I ain’t on the inside.

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Bibbs: High electric rates a top priority – Wilson Times

High electric bills are hobbling eastern North Carolina’s economy, state House candidate Mark Bibbs says, keeping new industries out and forcing local businesses to close their doors.

A Wilson attorney challenging Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in the Democratic primary for House District 24, Bibbs said disbanding the debt-laden public power agency serving Wilson and 31 other cities and towns would rank among his top priorities upon taking office.

"It’s ridiculous,” Bibbs said. "It’s stifling our economy from Wilson to Elizabeth City. That’s the No. 1 issue I hear from voters, and we’ve got to do something about these utility bills. When people have to choose between buying groceries or not having their lights cut off, it makes no sense.” (Source: Read more)

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Open Letter to Attorney Mark Bibbs What In The Hell Are You Talking About?

I just read The Daily Drum Newspaper out of Pitt County and I found your campaign article “Attorney Bibbs Fires Back” to be somewhat ignant and comical. I can’t believe you had the audacity to say such bullmanure.

You begin talking about your opponent, incumbent Jean Farmer-Butterfield being ranked 115 out of 120 members of the NC House. So Bibbs who did the ranking? Hell when the Democrats were in the majority the Republicans were ranked low and now since the Republicans are in office well. But damn compare her ranking to the work she has done and report that.

You say, “Jean is not married to G.K. Butterfield any longer and has not been for atleast two decades and that she is using her last name to try and slide back in on G.K.’s coattails.” Damn my friend I was there back in 2002 when Jean Farmer-Butterfield was elected the first time. I could not vote for her then nor can I vote for her now. However hell yeah I am concerned about who is elected to the NC House District 24 and all seats on the state level because I recognize and understand that they will represent me although I can not vote for them. Damn you disrespected my Congressman because you didn’t refer to him as a Congressman. I was redistricted out of his district so I can not vote for him either but he will always be my Congressman. But damn you said “G.K. is, and always will be your friend.” Really?

Some people in Rocky Mount asked me to attend a campaign meeting in 2002 and I am glad I did. I worked on her campaign and at no time did I ever hear anyone say that Jean was using the name Butterfield to get elected. I also attending some meetings in Wilson County. Since 2002 I have never heard anyone say such ignant mess. Damn that is the best you can do.

Damn you talk about you will tell the truth if you are elected. Well why would I want you to represent me when you are lying about Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield using the Butterfield name to get re-elected? Are you saying that is what she has done for 6 terms?

You didn’t mention your residency issue in the article however when I heard about some were talking about it, I said that is not an issue to dwell on because establishing a residence is not worth challenging unless it was something that he really can be challenged on. Well sir, I would say you have a real challenge on your hands with the city of Wilson. From what I read, it damn sure does not look good on your behalf but I am on the outside looking in and just going by what I read in the paper.

Sir again I ask the question, is it really worth it? SMDH!

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Bibbs seeks state probe of failed inspection – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: Damn just when I thought it could not get any gooder, my ignant . . . was wrong. Maybe I am missing something. Damn maybe I have to be an attorney to understand. Then again I quit drinking 27 years ago so maybe I need to take a drink. But anyhow this just ain’t making sense to me so therefore again I ask, is it really worth all of this? Please somebody other than those mentioned in this article, help my ignant . . . understand why.

State candidate Mark Bibbs has asked for a state probe into the recently failed inspection of his downtown property the same week a U.S. District Court judge signed an order requiring Bibbs to file a motion before his case will be considered in federal court.

Bibbs, a candidate for House District 24, filed suit against the city on April 7 in Superior Court after his residence and office, at 105 Douglas St., failed a city fire and building inspection.

Bibbs alleges that the inspection was politically motivated in an attempt to harm his bid for the House District 24 seat. Bibbs moved to Douglas Street, which is within District 24, in 2013. He will face Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield in the Democratic primary on May 6.

In his lawsuit, Bibbs alleged his rights under the U.S. Constitution were violated, which led city attorneys to file a notice of removal that pushes the case to federal court.

Court documents, originally filed in Wilson County, were sent to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on Friday. (Source: Read more)

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Video/Photos: NC House Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield Campaign Fundraiser Pitt County Sunday April 13, 2014 GK Catering & Cafe

See what the former Rep. Edith Warren, Senator Don Davis and other supporters had to say about Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield representation of Pitt County long before she was redistricted into their district. All of those who spoke made sense to me.

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In this photo Rep. Jean Farmer Butterfield


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In this photo Rep. Jean Farmer Butterfield


Bibbs sues city, residents challenge Bibbs – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator responds: Damn this is getting gooder and gooder! Again I ask is it really worth all of this?

State House candidate Mark Bibbs sued the city of Wilson over a failed building inspection Monday, the same day elections officials received a complaint contending he doesn’t live at his registered address and should be ineligible to represent the district in which he’s running.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Quentin Sumner on Monday granted an ex-parte temporary restraining order against the city and scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. April 19. The order prevents city employees from disconnecting utility service at the building that houses his law office and second-floor apartment until his suit against the city is heard.

Bibbs, a Wilson attorney, prepared the lawsuit and temporary restraining order himself and is demanding a jury trial. The N.C. House candidate claims a March 21 building inspection was politically motivated. An election protest challenging Bibbs’ eligibility to run for office in House District 24 cites the failed inspection as proof that Bibbs is not a lawful resident. (Source Read more)

Attorney Mark Bibbs Challenges Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield For The NC House 24 Seat Wilson And Pitt Counties

I found the race between Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and Attorney Mark Bibbs to be somewhat comical however I am serious as hell about who wins, although I live in the House 23 district.

In October 2012 I was added to the Facebook page

"North Carolina for Mark Bibbs for NC House" to "North Carolina for Mark Bibbs." During that time Bibbs’ page didn’t actually say he was running for what house seat, but it would make one think he was running for the NC House District 8 seat. He lost to Republican Susan Martin.

I received an invite via this same Facebook page in December 2013 stating “Mark L Bibbs is going to run for office and is having a fundraiser at Ward’s Steak and Cheese just across the tracks at 307 Herring Avenue this Wednesday, December 18, starting at 5:30pm.” I had no idea he was challenging Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield who is also a friend on Bibbs’ facebook page.

Recently I have been reading and hearing about the ads where Bibbs and some supporters are challenging some comments that Farmer-Butterfield has made such as she said she had served as the House Majority Whip for 6 years but it was actually 4. She apologized and said she made a mistake. But it is said that Farmer-Butterfield just will not tell the truth, but for me the Bibbs’ facebook page is misleading.

Another challenge was that Farmer-Butterfield said she has had 5 challengers over the years and my friend over in Wilson said it didn’t add up but then said Bibbs made the 5th one. I asked them to explain that but they have not answered my question and actually went off on me.

Although I didn’t live in the district, I remember when Jean Farmer-Butterfield was elected to the NC House in 2002. She ran and successfully beat out the appointed Shelly Willingham. Willingham was appointed to the NC House when he played a role because he was one of 6 on the committee that met in Wilson and voted him in to fill the unexpired term of Toby Fitch who moved on to become Judge. I was serving as the interim County Chair in 1999 – 2000 and I went to Wilson and challenged Willingham to step down from voting to appoint himself.

In 2002 Farmer-Butterfield Rocky Mount campaign team asked me to come to their meeting. They knew that I was active in politics and just because I didn’t live in the district I knew folks that could vote for her. I attended a meeting and I decided I would continue to attend their meetings. The team was awesome.

It appears that Farmer-Butterfield has been serving her district well however Rocky Mount is no longer in her district so I have not kept up with her as much over the past several years because of the redistricting. I have followed her voting record over the years through the NAACP Report Card.

I do know that Farmer-Butterfield has her hands full serving her district, working and having to help with her elderly parents. It makes no sense she has to deal with ignant conversations. I hate that Bibbs, a brother going through all of these extremes to attempt to remove this female from office.

I don’t know Bibbs on a personal note but I have spoken to him on a local white radio station that he used to be on about every week for quite some time. I haven’t heard from him since he has filed to challenge Farmer-Butterfield however he is very familiar with my blog and says he read it regularly.

I do know that I have read in the Wilson Times about some issues Bibbs had when he ran against Susan Martin Republican in 2012 as it relates to DWI and most recently with his residency. My question is is it worth all of this?

Now I am not pointing fingers at Bibbs about the DWI thingy because that was sometime ago however that is going to follow him until . . . But what I do have a problem with is that with Bibbs being an attorney that he would have covered all grounds as it relates to his residency. His moving and leaving his family to live at his previous residency is not really a matter of question from a personal standpoint but it is as it relates to politics. The residency question now takes a new turn because the place of residency has failed inspection and he can’t live there.

Anyone who thinks that Rep. Farmer-Butterfield and her supporters should not be concerned about any and everything that relates to being challenged by Bibbs either don’t understand or don’t care because in order to win one must use all avenues to expose anything that is not the norm. Hell if she and her campaign is not going to fight to keep her seat then what is the purpose of seeking re-election. That would make no damn sense.

I hope everyone do their own homework by looking at what everyone is saying the candidate, the incumbent and their supporters. Don’t just take my word. I tell folks all the time check out what I say because I check out what others say.

I can not vote for Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield but I support and encourage others that can to vote for her. She is the best candidate to choose from so don’t waste your vote.

Vote May 6.