The Message for Our Neighbors in Raleigh

Voters in Raleigh should know that Jonathan Melton has focused on the core term of COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT in his first term. After years of trying the same old solutions to our city’s challenges, Jonathan embraced innovative new solutions by listening to voices from across our city, not just a select few with a connection to City Hall. In his first term, Jonathan worked to:
  • Expand housing affordability, including ‘missing middle’ housing for working families;
  • Raise pay for first responders and enter new partnerships to find alternative responses to 911 calls;
  • Strengthen protections for all city residents through a Nondiscrimination Ordinance;
  • Ensure that goods and services are available closer to where people live;
  • Improve Raleigh’s public transit system
Moving forward, Jonathan will continue to engage with ALL residents in Raleigh to ensure that everyone benefits as Raleigh grows.


Jonathan Melton was elected as an at-large member of Raleigh City Council in 2019 and serves as the chair of the City Council’s Economic Development and Innovation Committee. He was the first openly LGBTQ person elected citywide in Raleigh.  Jonathan is also a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in family law and partner at the law firm of Gailor Hunt Davis Taylor & Gibbs, PLLC. He exclusively practices family law, helping individuals navigate difficult personal circumstances with a goal of finding compromise solutions.