Butterfield Congratulates NC Representative-elect MaryAnn Black
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement congratulating MaryAnn Black on her selection by the Durham County Democratic Party to fill the unexpired term for North Carolina House District 29. The seat was previously held by Secretary Larry D. Hall who now heads the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:
“Congratulations to Ms. Black on her selection to serve the people of Durham County in the North Carolina General Assembly. Representative Black is the first African American woman to represent Durham in the North Carolina House of Representatives and I know the people of Durham County will be well served by her leadership.
“As the associate vice president of community relations for Duke Health, former Chair of the Durham County Commissioners, and a former social worker, I am confident Representative Black will be a strong leader who can speak directly to the issues impacting Durham County residents.
“I look forward to welcoming my friend, Representative MaryAnn Black to the state legislature and to working with her to address the needs and challenges facing Durham residents and all North Carolinians.”