Chris Watts was elected Mayor in May 2014 and is serving his second term. He previously served three terms as a Council Member representing District 4. Mayor Watts graduated from Denton High School before going on to the University of North Texas and obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Education Counseling and Student Services. In 1990, Mayor Watts switched his career path from computer programmer and analyst to real estate broker and investor. He later attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2000, and pursued a career in real estate law. He has coached students for the American Bar Association Student Division Negotiation Competition for the past several years. Mayor Watts has owned and operated a real estate investment firm for over 20 years.
Committee Assignments: Agenda Committee, Council Airport Committee, Audit/Finance Committee, Council Appointee Performance Review Committee, Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee, North Texas Commission, Texas Municipal Power Agency, Economic Development Partnership Board, Downtown Denton TIF Reinvestment Zone Number One Board, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two Board