Democrat Congressman Mel Watt was elected to represent North Carolina’s 12th district in January of 1993. The 12th district was created after the 1990 Census, making Watt the only person to represent it and he was re-elected by a wide margin in 2010. Watt is truly a North Carolina native son; he was born in Mecklenburg County, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before receiving a law degree from Yale and served a single term as a State Senator. In his tenure in public service he has tussled with Ralph Nader and fellow congressman Ron Paul, supported the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and served on the Congressional Black Caucus.
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Congressman Mel Watt, represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District; former North Carolina senator