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10 to watch: Darrell Hinnant

Darrell Hinnant served on Kannapolis city council for 12 years and was elected mayor in November, succeeding longtime Mayor Bob Misenheimer, who had served since 2005 and did not seek re-election.
Hinnant said he’s been watching news programs that discuss what 2014 would bring and believes “Kannapolis is poised to take advantage of that new, growing, emerging marketplace and I’m truly excited about it.”
He said he’s a family man and a man of faith. His children and grandchildren are the loves of his life and church and Sunday school is right behind it.
Hinnant said he’s interested in seeing what occurs in Charlotte this year because he said, what happens in Charlotte affects Kannapolis. He’s also looking to see what new ideas come out of Raleigh.
Job title: Mayor, Kannapolis; owner of dHinnant Business Solutions Inc.
Age: 66
Currently reside: Kannapolis
If you won millions in the lottery, what would you do?: Set up a trust to educate my children and five grandchildren and provide regular income for my church
Favorite TV show?: Anything on the History Channel, especially dealing with religion and faith; Blue Bloods
Who should play you in a movie?: Tom Hanks
What would you choose for your last meal?: Veal piccata from a good Italian restaurant
Who will you watch in 2014?: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
Biggest challenge in 2014?: Economic development, bringing in jobs and businesses to our community
Biggest hope for 2014?: To bring 2,000 new jobs into Kannapolis in this first year
Reaction to making the list?: I’m excited for Kannapolis. You all believe Kannapolis is on the rise, and we are, as a result I hope we are both correct
— Shavonne Potts

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