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
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1947-10-21) October 21, 1947 (age 71)
Wilson, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNorth 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. Farmer-Butterfield was criticized after it was discovered that she signed a mortgage contract for a Johnston County home that required her to make it her primary residence for at least one year, which is outside her district.[3]

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 a 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Jean Farmer-Butterfield", North Carolina General Assembly
  2. ^ Goldsboro News-Argus | News: Bell elected new majority whip in House(subscription required)
  3. ^,148188
  4. ^ "North Carolina African-American Legislators 1969-2015*" (PDF). Retrieved 27 February 2016.

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