Malcolm Cherry

I am running for the 17th District State Representative because we need someone with a strong devotion to God, family, and the community, who has the courage to stand up to do what is right for our district. I promise to champion policies that help Kentucky's hard working families, and am committed to ensuring that every voice is heard and represented with honor.

Lately, I have had grave concerns about things happening in Frankfort, where current policy makers want to change the retirement system for state employees, teachers, fire fighters, police, and highway workers. I find the proposed changes unacceptable. The state of Kentucky made a promise many years ago and "a promise made should be a promise kept."

If given the privilege to serve as the next 17th District State Representative in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I will work hard to assist the veterans and hard working families of Butler and Warren Counties. I pledge to listen to and work closely with the citizens, businesses, and farmers of the 17th district, as we strive to improve our economy, bring good paying jobs, and high quality educational opportunities to our communities. Our district needs a strong voice in Frankfort, if elected I vow to serve our district with the honesty, morality, and integrity that our people deserve.


Malcolm Cherry

Phone:  270-303-1916
Facebook:  Malcolm Cherry
Twitter:  @malcolmcherry3


Life Experience

United States Marine Corps  (1969-1972)

  • Volunteered for service in Vietnam (1st Marine Division)
  • Overseas for 16 months,
  • Lance Corporal at Camp Lejeune after Vietnam

Military Awards and Decorations

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Combat Action Ribbon


  • Married to Susan Brosche Cherry for 48 years
  • Two Sons:  Captain Bryan Cherry (Retired USMC) and Jason Cherry
  • Member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church
  • Lifelong resident of Warren County
  • 5th generation Warren County Resident


  • Bowling Green High School, 1969
  • Bowling Green Business College, Associate Degree in Specialized Business, 1977

Work Experience

  • Chrysler Airtemp and Williamette
  • Founded American Machine and Welding, 1978
  • Founded Metals N More, 2004
  • Former member of Teamsters and UAW

Community Involvement

  • Marine Corps League
  • American Legion
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • Bowling Green Technical College, Board of Directors Past Member
  • Warren County Juvenile Justice Center, Past Chairman



Key Issues:

  • Retirement system reform: Keeping our promise
  • Education, including technical School
  • Renewing Kentucky's Infrastructure
  • Tax Reform