Hughes, a Democrat, resides in the Berea Church community with his wife, Deborah, of 33 years.
He owns and operates a small cattle farm. The Hughes have one daughter and four grandchildren.
Hughes owned and managed a family restaurant in Summerville, Ga., for the past eight and a half years.
Im excited about the opportunity to run for commissioner. I believe that government, regardless of the level, should be of the people and for the people, Hughes said.
I want to be your voice in county government. As an elected official we need to listen to the people we represent.
Hughes said he has business experience, common sense, and the ability to work with others.
I will be accessible, he said.
Cherokee County races for June 6 primary:
County Commission District 2: Roy Crane, Coach Bobby Joe Johnson, Kimball Parker, Floyd Prater
County Commission District 4: Carl Hackett, David Hartline, Dan Hughes, Danny L. Powell, Carlton Bubba Teague, Harrell Whitener
Sheriff: Jeff Shaver, Danny Smith, Larry Wilson (Wilson is the incumbent)
Probate judge: Melvyn Salter
Circuit Clerk: Dwayne Amos, Kevin Green
Board of Education Place 3: Brooklyn A. Southerlin, Don Stowe, David Whisenant Sr. (Stowe is the incumbent)
Board of Education Place 4: Tommy McDaniel, Dewandee Neyman (McDaniel is the incumbent)
Coroner: Don Rogers (Rogers is the incumbent)
Circuit Judge Place 1: David Rains (Rains is the incumbent)
Circuit Judge Place 2: Randall Cole (Cole is the incumbent)
County Commission District 2: Virgil Adcock, Mark Green (Green is the incumbent)
County Commission District 4: Kay Yancey Chumbler (Chumbler is the incumbent)
Probate judge: Kirk Day (Day is the incumbent