CANTON — Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens is seeking an unprecedented third term in office in 2014.
Ahrens, who is the only two-term chairman in Cherokee County history, made the announcement Monday night during a town hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Harry Johnston.
“There’re a lot of reasons for (running),” said Ahrens, who was elected first in 2007 and re-elected without opposition in 2010. “Cherokee’s got a lot of really good things going on. We got through the downturn stronger. We’ve got excellent leadership in our public safety, our parks, our county manager.”
With so many good things happening for Cherokee County, Ahrens said he wasn’t willing to give up his seat as the highest elected official in the county just yet.
“I’m proud to be associated with this,” said Ahrens, a former corporate executive and Yale University graduate. “And I hope that I’ll have another four years after next year’s election.”