About Board of Elections

Director
John Shepherd

John has served the voters of Ashe County since 1994. He was raised in Ashe County and graduated from Beaver Creek High School and then went on to graduate from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA. John served as an election assistant and chief judge in Jefferson Precinct since 1974. He became a certified election official for the State of North Carolina in 1997.

 


Deputy Director
Devon L. Houck

Devon has been with the Ashe County Board of Elections since 2007. She was raised in Ashe County and attended Beaver Creek High School before she earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications from UNC Charlotte in 2002. She became a certified election official for the State of North Carolina in 2011.


Board Members

  • Jerry Powers – Chairman
  • Ed McClearen – Secretary
  • Christine Arvidson – Member