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Cherry, John D. (D)

State Representative District 49
Office: N898 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-7515
Home Address: 1025 Kensington Ave., Flint, MI 48503
Seat Number: 81
Standing Committees: Government Operations(VC), Energy, Commerce & Tourism
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


Rep. Cherry was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when he defeated Republican Patrick DUVENDECK by securing 72.3 percent of the Vote.

Cherry, the son of former Lt. Gov. John CHERRY and former Rep. Pam FARIS came out on top of a six-candidate primary field when he secured 46.8 percent of the August primary vote.

In 2020, Cherry earned his second term by running unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeating GOP nominee Bryan LUTZ by a 68.8% to 31.1% margin.  


Rep. Cherry worked in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Office of Science and Policy. He later moved to the DNR's grants management staff and was promoted to the departments performance management coordinator in 2011.

He started a small business alongside his wife, Teresa.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Cherry, click here.


He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in natural resources and environment before returning to receive his Masters of Public Policy.


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