When Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield stood with Gov. Roy Cooper and voted against the Republican state budget, she did what she thought was best for Wilsonians. And she didn’t expect to be attacked for it, but a Republican House Caucus news release did just that.
“According to the GOP, ‘the voters deserve an honest answer from Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield as to why she voted against the budget.’ Let me say, that tells you exactly why I voted against it,” Farmer-Butterfield said. “I was sent to the legislature to figure for Wilson and to make sure the people in my district were first and foremost. They deserve better.
“Quite frankly, the voters have gotten that answer from me and now they need to have Rep. (John) Bell, as the leader of the GOP who sent this release to the press, answer as to why he supported a unilateral budget that excluded millions of North Carolinians and shortchanged tens of thousands of hardworking citizens, schoolchildren, hurricane victims and state employees who deserve so much more.”
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The Political Agitator’s response: Interesting! I would love to see who the encouragers are.
A four-term Greenville City Councilwoman announced Sunday that she will run for NC House District 24 to represent Pitt and Wilson counties.
Kandie Smith, who was recently unanimously voted as Mayor Pro Tem by the Greenville City Council, will file a formal notice Monday, December 21.
The seat is currently held by Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield. (Source: Read more)
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.
Didn’t know until tonight that I have been kicked off the Wilson Democratic Party facebook page. George Fisher told me he had been kicked off so I said let me see what is going on other there and come to find out I have been kicked off. Oh well! I wonder what brought that on? Oh George told me he shared one of my post there so damn because he did that, they kicked me off. Thank you Asa Gregory.
State House candidate Mark Bibbs tripled state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield’s campaign spending this year despite raising about 40 percent less, figures show.
Bibbs supplemented the $18,000 he raised from donors with a $25,000 loan for total first-quarter proceeds of $43,000. He’s spent $70,000 on the House District 24 race, according to campaign finance reports released this week.
Beginning balances gave Bibbs the financial advantage — he opened his account with $61,643 in cash on hand, while Farmer-Butterfield started with $2,383.
The six-term Democratic state lawmaker raised $30,516 in the first quarter of 2014 and took out a $2,000 loan for total receipts of $32,518.
Former sheriff Wayne Gay and retired county manager Ellis Williford are backing Bibbs, while U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield and a consortium of state political action committees buoyed Farmer-Butterfield’s campaign. (Source: Read more)
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!
Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield
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.
Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield