G.K. (G.K.) Butterfield, Jr. (D-01)

US Representative G.K. Butterfield

G.K. (G.K.) Butterfield, Jr. (D-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.3101
FAX: 202.225.3354
District: 252.237.9816
Room 2080 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3301
216 NE Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893-3802
Residence:Wilson, NC

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
Co-ChairOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Co-ChairHurricane Irene Coalition
Co-ChairFree File Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Elections
Co-ChairU.S.-Bermuda Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humane Bond Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Warrior's Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
MemberJoint Committee on the Library
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberPeak Oil Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease


Congressman G. K. Butterfield is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina. Raised in Wilson, Congressman Butterfield spent his formative years attending Charles H. Darden High School and worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights Movement as a young adult. His parents were Dr. & Mrs. G. K. Butterfield, Sr. His father practiced dentistry for 50 years and served as one of North Carolina's first black elected officials since Reconstruction. His mother was a classroom teacher for 48 years. Congressman Butterfield graduated from college and law school at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. After earning his law degree, Congressman Butterfield founded a law practice in Wilson and served the community in that capacity for 13 years. He is best known for his successful litigation of voting rights cases that resulted in the election of African-American elected officials throughout eastern North Carolina. In 1988, Congressman Butterfield was elected as Resident Superior Court judge. In this role, he presided over civil and criminal court in 46 counties of North Carolina. For two years, he served on the North Carolina Supreme Court by appointment of the governor. Butterfield retired from the judiciary after 15 years of service and successfully ran for Congress. He was elected to serve the First District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election on July 20, 2004, where he continues to serve today. In Congress, Butterfield is a champion of affordable health care, education, investments in rural communities, veterans, renewable energies, and federal programs that support low-income and middle-class Americans. Butterfield serves in the Democratic leadership as Senior Chief Deputy Whip and is a past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (114th Congress). He sits on the influential Committee on Energy & Commerce where he serves as the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Health. In addition, he serves as a member of the Subcommittees of Communications and Technology and Energy. Since the 116th Congress, Congressman Butterfield sits on the Committee on House Administration, and as of the 117th Congress, he was appointed to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections. Congressman Butterfield is a life-long member of Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a proud husband, father, and grandfather.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 4/27/1947
Counties Representing