Incumbent: G.K. Butterfield (D)
George Kenneth Butterfield, Jr. (D) went to Congress in July, 2004, after winning a special election to fill the seat vacated by Frank Ballance; he then won reelection in November 2004. Before running for Congress, he was a judge for fifteen years. He spent most of that time on the Superior Court, but he was appointed to a vacant seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2001 and held that seat for a year before returning to the Superior Court.
Mr. Butterfield serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Agriculture. He is a veteran, having served in the Army from 1968 to 1970.
External Link: G.K. Butterfield's house.gov website.
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