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Mel Watt, US House District 12 candidate

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Residential address: 515 N. Poplar St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 65

Campaign website or blog: wattforcongress.com

Occupation and employer: Congressman, US Congress

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): US House District 12, 1993-present; NC Senate, 1985-1986;campaign manager for Harvey Gantt’s campaigns forCharlotte City Council, mayor and 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 the Mecklenburg County Bar and has been a memberof many professional, community and civic boards and organizations

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

Party registration: Democrat

Where were you born? Mecklenburg County

Paid consultants workingon campaign: Fran Cox

Campaign manager: Jay Ferguson

Treasurer: Bobby T. Martin

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