Town of Matthews Mayor Lee Myers announced today he will not seek a 10th term. Myers has served as mayor of the town for 18 years – currently he is the longest serving active mayor in Mecklenburg County.
Myers was first elected to the Matthews Town Council in 1987. He completed two terms as a council member before he was elected mayor in 1991. He has served continuously as Mayor since that time.
“I have always stood for openness and fairness in government; professionally managed and operated government; visionary and progressive government; government that promotes citizen participation and volunteerism and securing a fair share of regional revenues,” he said.
Born April 19, 1951 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Charles T. Myers, attorney and former Mecklenburg County Commissioner and Dottie Myers. Mayor Myers is married to Lucinda and the father of two grown children, Matthew and Amanda.
Mayor Myers graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1969. He received a B.A. from East Carolina University in 1973 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1976. Mayor Myers has practiced law in Mecklenburg County from 1976 to the present. He currently practices with his son, Matthew Myers, forming the Myers Law Firm, PLLC.