Mel Watt, Democrat

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: North Poplar Street, Charlotte 28202 (map)

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 67

Campaign website or blog: (link)

Occupation and employer: Lawyer

Previous elective experience(including election campaigns): US House, 1993-present; NC Senate, 1985-1986;campaign manager for Harvey Gantt’s campaigns for Charlotte City Council, mayorand US Senate

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Member, Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church; life member, NAACP;served as president of Mecklenburg County Bar and has been a member of manyprofessional, community and civic boards and organizations

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): JD, Yale Law School

Where were you born? Mecklenburg County

Paid consultants working oncampaign: [Incomplete]

Campaign manager: Jay Ferguson

Treasurer: Bobby T. Martin

Articles about thiscandidate:

Partisan cycle puts congressional incumbents in comfortable spot (link)

Generational contest plays out between two movement candidates in 12th Congressional District (link)