Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus to Visit Virginia Union

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 10, 2015

(Richmond, VA)Congressman George Kenneth “G. K.” Butterfield, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will address students at Virginia Union University (VUU) on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in Wall Auditorium, which is located in Ellison Hall.

Congressman Butterfield was elected to represent North Carolina’s First Congressional District in July of 2004. He sits on the Committee on Energy and Commerce as the fifth most senior Democrat on the Health Subcommittee. He also serves as a member of the subcommittees of Communications and Technology, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.

In November of 2014, Congressman Butterfield was unanimously elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he has focused on promoting anti-poverty programs, expanding economic development and job creation, protecting voting rights, advocacy for the appointment of African American judges, and increasing diversity in leadership positions in corporate America.

Congressman Butterfield is a graduate of North Carolina Central University’s undergraduate program and law school. He practiced law across eastern North Carolina for 13 years. In 1988, he was elected Resident Superior Court Judge for the First Judicial Division and presided over civil and criminal courts in 46 counties throughout North Carolina. He served two years on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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