John Autry, a democrat, represents district 5 on Charlotte City Council. He was elected in 2011 and is serving his third term on council.
Autry is a member of the executive committee of the North Carolina Democratic Party and elected to two terms on the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. He was a co-recipient of the 2010 Courage Award from the Charlotte Black Political Caucus. He is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America, and serves on the board of the Coventry Woods Neighborhood Association.
A native of North Carolina, he served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1976.
Autry is chief technology officer and partner at W.A.R.N., LLC.
He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and three grandchildren.