Congressman Butterfield Announces Retirement

November 23, 2021

U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield — whose father was Bermudian — has announced his retirement.

Butterfield, a 74-year-old Democrat, has served in Congress since 2004. He was named the leader of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus [CBC] in 2014.

Earlier this year, Mr. Butterfield mentioned his Bermudian grandfather while speaking in Congress on a Bill to honour one time Bermuda resident Joseph Rainey, noting that he “lived his entire life in St. George.”

The News & Observer website said, “U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield announced Thursday he will retire from Congress, accusing the North Carolina General Assembly of racially gerrymandering new political maps that leave him in a less favorable district.

“Butterfield, a 74-year-old Democrat from Wilson who has served in Congress since 2004, is a civil rights advocate and former judge. He currently serves in North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, which stretches through Eastern North Carolina.”

You can read the full story here on the News & Observer.

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