Jonathan Melton

At-Large Council Member

Jonathan Melton has served as an at-large Raleigh City Council member since 2019. He serves as chair of the Economic Development and Innovation Committee and is a member of Transportation and Transit Committee.

Council Member Melton is an attorney, exclusively practicing family law. He is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is a partner at the law firm of Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, PLLC. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science from North Carolina State University and his Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Council Member Melton has lived in Raleigh since 2004 and is the first openly LGBTQ person elected citywide in Raleigh. He is a founding board member of Stonewall Sports, Inc., a national LGBTQ and allied philanthropic sports league, and served on the board of directors for TLC (formerly The Tammy Lynn Center).  

His hobbies include biking, riding a scooter, and playing kickball. Council Member Melton and his husband Stephan share two dogs, Bishop and Rook, and a cat, Pocono.

 

Jonathan Melton, City of Raleigh At Large Council Member

Contact

 
jonathan.melton@raleighnc.gov
919-996-3050