G. K. Butterfield

George Kenneth " G. K. " Butterfield (born 27 April 1947, Wilson, North Carolina) is an American lawyer and politician. Since 2004 he represents the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Kenneth Butterfield attended the Charles H. Darden High School in his hometown of Wilson and studied until 1971 at North Carolina Central University in Durham. In between, he served in the years 1968 to 1970 in the U.S. Army. After studying law and its made ​​in 1974 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. Between 1988 and 2004, he held in his home state of North Carolina different Judges. Among other things, he was from 2001 to 2002 Judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court

Politically, Butterfield joined the Democratic Party. Following the resignation of Congressman Frank Ballance he was in the due election for the first seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 20 July 2004. After it has been confirmed in his mandate in all subsequent elections including the year 2012, he is still a member of Congress. His current legislative period runs until 3 January 2015. Butterfield is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and in three of its subcommittees and the Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

GK Butterfield supported the health care reform by President Barack Obama. He advocates for higher taxes for higher earners and tax cuts for people with average and low incomes.