John Fraley is a retired home textiles executive and native of Iredell County. John graduated from Statesville City Schools and from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration.
Upon graduation in 1973, he began his business career with Cannon Mills, Inc. in New York City. He ultimately spent 40 plus years in the home textiles field living in New York City and Southern California traveling extensively in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to retiring to run for the N.C. House, John served as CEO of Fraley Global Home and spent 12 years as a director and treasurer of the Sereolipi Nomadic Education Foundation, which provides education to over 15oo students from the Nomadic Samburu tribes in northern Kenya. He is now serving his third term in the House representing Southern Iredell County and chairing the Education Appropriations and Education-Universities committees. John has been married to Adelaide B. Horton of Troutman and Statesville for 40 years. They reside in Mooresville, N.C. and are very happy to be back in the Tar Heel State.