Butterfield Mourns the Loss of former NC Congressman Howard Coble

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the passing of former North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble:

“It is with a heavy heart that I express sadness over the passing of my friend and colleague, former Congressman Howard Coble.  During his Congressional career that spanned three decades, Howard was a strong voice and advocate for his constituents.  Before coming to Congress, Howard served in the United States Coast Guard, as assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, as North Carolina Secretary of Revenue, and in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  Howard was a hardworking and dedicated public servant and will be greatly missed.  I extend my sympathies to the Coble family during this very difficult time.”