I am currently serving on the Cabarrus County Commission and I am running for re-election in 2020. I have been on the Board of Commissioners for 8 years and the Chair of the Board of Commissioners for 5 years.
I have lived in Cabarrus County all my life and I own and operate a small business called the Gem Theatre, located in Kannapolis. As a Cabarrus County native, I care deeply about the future of our residents. People are hurting and they deserve to have a good job. I will work to keep taxes low, eliminate wasteful spending and aggressively recruit businesses and industries so we can put folks back to work.
Facilitating job creation and economic prosperity are my goals as Cabarrus County Commissioner.
I believe that collaboration with other municipalities, county staff, and the business community is one of my greatest assets as your County Commissioner. Projects like the parking deck in downtown Concord are an example of that. This additional parking serves as a catalyst for new projects in downtown, such as additional apartments, restaurants, stores, and the new Cabarrus County Courthouse. Learn more about this collaborative effort in this "Out and About" video.
I have served on the Board of Directors for the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and I am a past Chair of the Board. I am a charter member, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Cabarrus Rotary Club. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Academic Learning Center, the Cabarrus Partnership for Children, the Cannon Memorial YMCA, the Cabarrus Board of Health and I serve on the Board of Trustees for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
My previous community involvement includes board leadership for the American Red Cross - Cabarrus County Chapter, Cabarrus Advisory Board, Friends of the Kannapolis Library, Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, and the Kannapolis Kiwanis Club. I have also served as a board member for the Barber-Scotia College Board of Visitors, Cabarrus Library System, Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, Piedmont Preservation Foundation, Residents of Historic Concord, and the United Way of Central Carolinas.
In 2012, I was honored as the 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. I attended NC State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kannapolis and I have two adult children, Mallory and Hunter.
Thank you for your interest in supporting my re-election campaign for Cabarrus County Commissioner. This is an exciting endeavor for me and my family and it means the world to me to have your support.
Let me know how you would like to get involved and I'll get in touch with you soon!
Steve Morris, the current Chair of the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners has officially made his decision to run for re-election in 2020. The owner of the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis has been a longtime supporter of our community and seeks to continue his service.
With a population of 196,716. Cabarrus County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina according to Niche.com. Living in Cabarrus County offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cabarrus County and the public schools are above average.