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Meet Your Candidates: Cherryville

In our ongoing commitment to inform and educate Gaston County residents, the GBA is proud to present a comprehensive compilation of responses from the candidates running for office in Cherryville, NC. We believe that there is great importance in ensuring every resident has access to the information they need to make informed decisions at the ballot box.

Candidates were asked:

  • Please provide a short introduction (50 words or less) highlighting your professional background and achievements.

  • What inspired you to run for city/town council, and what specific qualities or experiences make you well-suited for this role?

  • What are your top priorities for your city/town (specifically pertaining to the business community), and how do you plan to address them if elected?

  • Please select one of the following local issues, and provide a brief description on your stance on the topic: Economic Development, Public Safety, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Education

To view candidate responses from other municipalities, please click here.


Candidates for Mayor of Cherryville

  • H.L. Beam

Candidates for Cherryville City Council

  • Jon Abernethy

  • Janice Hovis

  • Malcolm Parker


Janice Hovis - Running for Cherryville City Council

  • Cherryville City Council - Ward 4

  • 30 years public service - 18 years as city manager

  • Public Safety is a priority ...I am strong supporter of police and fire departments

  • Support controlled economic development - (business, residential, and industrial)



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