Butterfield makes it official, he will not seek reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITN) – Congressman G.K. Butterfield announced today he will not seek another term in Congress.

Butterfield is a former Superior Court judge from Wilson who was first elected from North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District in 2004.

He is currently a Senior Chief Deputy Whip for the House and previously served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.

Butterfield made the announcement via a video posted on YouTub shortly after 12:00 noon.

New redistricting maps approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly turn the once Democratic-heavy 1st District into one that could favor a Republican candidate.

Democrats have vowed to challenge the new maps in court.

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