District 5 representative
Matt Newton, a democrat, was elected in 2017 as the district 5 representative and is serving his first term on council.
Newton is a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a proud graduate of Myers Park High. Newton is an attorney and managing partner in the law firm Newton & Arroyo, PLLC.
He is a former board member of The Male’s Place, former committee member of the Charlotte Chapter of the ACLU and former general counsel/board member of the National Action Network-Charlotte. He also served as chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, from April 2015 – April 2017.
Newton holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Wilmington and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.