Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield


  • First and foremost, I am Jean Farmer-Butterfield, and I am "From Wilson, For Wilson!"

  • I was born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina.

  • I am a life-long member of Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church.

  • I completed my public school education in Wilson, and was the first female in Wilson to be elected Student Body President of her High School.

  • I furthered my education at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina, where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970, Master of Arts in 1971, and did advance study at the School of Law at NCCU as well as North Carolina State University towards a Doctorate in Administration and Supervision.

  • For many years I have been involved in and committed to education, health, and human services, and economic development.

  • I played an instrumental role in the founding of the The Arc (Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens) of Greene County, and the founding of the North Carolina Guardianship Association.

  • I am a former teacher, Health and Human Services Coordinator, Manager, Director and Consultant. In addition I have been a consultant to members of the North Carolina General Assembly and US Congress, including six (6) years in governmental affairs for the National Guardianship Association Board.

  • I am actively involved with the Democratic Women of Wilson County, formerly involved with the Democratic Women of Durham County, and I've worked on the campaigns of candidates at the local, state and national levels. Additionally, I was appointed as a Special Registrar through the local Board of Elections and served on the State Executive Committee of the Democratic Party.

  • I was a member of the first Task Force on Reassignment of Students for the Wilson School System (city and county).

  • I have been serving the citizens of NC District 24 for eight terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. I have the tremendous honor of being the first black female in Eastern North Carolina to be elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 2007 I was elected by my colleagues to serve as House Majority Whip. In 2011 I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Legislative House Democratic Women.  Furthermore, I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Chair of North Carolina Legislative Democratic Women’s Caucus (2013 - 2014) and Second Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (2013 -2014).

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PO Box 2962

Wilson, NC 27894

Call/Text Campaign Phone Line: 252-292-5051



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Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield is the people’s choice and a strong local, state and national advocate for District 24 in the NC House.

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