U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield says he’s committed to addressing electric rate concerns voiced by Wilson and other municipal leaders in the ElectriCities service area.
Butterfield, D-Wilson, met with Mayor Bruce Rose and City Manager Grant Goings during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. City leaders annually travel to the nation’s capital each year as part of their federal lobbying efforts.
“While meeting with Congressman Butterfield, I expressed the city’s concern over electric rates and the impact the rates (are) having on our residents,” Goings said. “I asked him if there was anything he could do to help with the ElectriCities debt that is driving up our cost. He seemed very interested in the topic and committed to take a serious look into the matter.”