Butterfield to Hold Open House of New District Office in Durham, Tuesday

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)today announced his office will host the official grand opening of its new Durham office on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The Open House will provide Durham residents an opportunity to meet and visit with Congressman Butterfield and his entire Congressional staff.  Invited guests include state and local officials and community leaders.  Butterfield became the congressional representative of the city of Durham in January as a result of redistricting.


“I am happy to welcome the city of Durham to the newly expanded First Congressional District and I am so pleased Durham has been so welcoming to me,” said Butterfield.  “As an alumnus of North Carolina Central University and its school of law, my roots in Durham are deep.  I came of age in Durham and got my start as an attorney there as well.  I look forward to building upon my longstanding relationships within the Durham community to best represent its residents.”


In addition to the Open House event, Butterfield also announced two new additions to his team, Annette Taylor and Reggie McCrimmon.


Annette Taylor leads the Durham office as Director of Community Engagement.  In this role she oversees community outreach and relationship-building with elected officials, community and business leaders, non-profit and faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups throughout the district.  Prior to joining Butterfield’s staff, Annette worked in the non-profit sector as a relationship manager and administrator.  A native North Carolinian, Annette has an undergraduate degree in English from North Carolina Central University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.  She is nearing completion of a master’s degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from Pfeiffer University.


Reggie McCrimmon joins the Washington, D.C. office as a Staff Assistant.  In this position, Reggie is responsible for overseeing the front office, tour coordination and flag requests, and provides support to the D.C. staff.  He is a 2013 graduate of North Carolina Central University, where he served two terms as Student Body President.  Previously, Reggie interned in the offices of former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC).  He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and hails from Fayetteville, North Carolina.


“Annette and Reggie are great additions to my staff.  They both possess a passion for public service, which is essential to their positions.  I am confident in their abilities to serve the people of the First District.”


Butterfield’s new Durham office is located in the North Carolina Mutual Building at 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 905, Durham, NC 27701.  The Open House is free and open to the public by confirming attendance here.  Press is also welcomed with RSVP to kim.atterbury@mail.house.gov.


Butterfield’s complete staff directory follows.


DC Office

Troy Clair, Chief of Staff

Saul Hernandez, Legislative Director

Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, Communications Director

Heather Asata, Executive Assistant and Scheduler

Dennis Sills, Legislative Assistant

Kyle Parker, Legislative Assistant

Jeremy House, Legislative Correspondent

Reggie McCrimmon, Staff Assistant



Weldon Office

Dollie Burwell, Constituent Services Director



Wilson Office

Ray Rogers, District Director

Reginald Speight, Economic Development Director

Sonja Bloodworth, Administrative Services Manager

Rosena Ricks, Constituent Services Representative

Cammie Britton, Constituent Service Representative



Durham Office

Annette Taylor, Community Engagement Director