Michael Barnes, District 4 Representative
Barnes, a Democrat, was first elected in 2005 and is currently serving his fourth term on City Council. He is chair of the Budget Committee, vice chair of the Transportation & Planning Committee, and a member of both the Community Safety and Housing & Neighborhood Development Committees. He is the City Council’s representative to the University City Partners and serves on the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. Barnes received a law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the managing member of Barnes Law Office, PLLC.