ABOUT MAYOR JERRY DOVE
I love calling Southport, North Carolina home! I have owned property for over 30 years, paid taxes and utilities, reared three generations of my family here and provided public service to my great city for over 25 years. In total, I have over 50 years of public and government service that began in 1966 as a Police Officer, North Carolina State Trooper, Southport Chief of Police and most recently, Mayor of Southport. I am also a Veteran having served our country in active service in the United States Airforce and the United States Army Reserve.
My professional experience and background have given me unique insight into the daily operations of our city. My 25 years as a Southport employee have benefited me with a close relationship with our citizens and staff. I have always believed that the way we live our lives expresses the person we are, our character. Honesty, integrity and gratitude are standards that I live by, both personally and professionally.
But I'm not doing it alone, I have a wonderful and supportive family that gives me encouragement and strength to get the job done. My wife, Sherry, and adult children Andra, Darby and Nathan are each hard working and dedicated individuals that I am so proud to have in my life. My five beautiful grandchildren and godson keep me young and serve as a constant reminder of why I am running for reelection...to do my part ensuring their Southport is as amazing as the Southport we love.