Cherokee County officials to switch political parties

Several Cherokee County elected officials plan to switch political parties.

Three Democratic elected officials — county treasurer Patsy Lassiter, county clerk Laverne Lusk and Precinct 4 commissioner Byron Underwood — announced their intention to join the Republican Party this week during the executive committee meeting of the Cherokee County Democratic Party, Cherokee County Democratic Chair Caesar Roy announced late Thursday. That leaves District Judge Dwight Phifer as the sole elected official in the Cherokee County Democratic Party. and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Vera Foreman are still part of the Cherokee County Democratic Party.


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