Meet the Council

Matt Newton, district 5 representative

Council member Matt Newton

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.

​​Matt Newton town hall meeting

Northeast Corridor Joint Town Hall

​Aug. 18, 2018
10 a.m. - noon
Location: Sugar Creek Recreation Center
Address: 943 W. Sugar Creek Road,
Charlotte, N.C. 28213

Council Members Egleston, Newton and Phipps will join Housing & Neighborhood Services, Planning Design & Development and Transportation staff to discuss upcoming projects and development in Charlotte’s Northeast Corridor.

To RSVP, contact Amanda Burch at 704-336-2064 or email​

Matt Newton
Council member, district 5
600 East Fourth St
Charlotte, NC 28202


​​Matt Newton participates in the following mayor-appointed council committees:


​About district 5

District 5 is physically located in the eastern part of the city, including areas near portions of North Sharon Amity, Albemarle Road, Rama Road and Idlewild Road.

district 5 online tool

View the district boundaries, area plans, adopted land use, ​parks, community investment plan and more! >>​

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