Melissa Watson understands that far too often leaders get elected and then forget the people that put them there. As a single mom of two beautiful children, she understands the struggles that everyday families and businesses in District 07 face because she lives them, too. She believes that the focus in Washington has to change from protecting special interests to bringing common sense solutions that help all of our neighbors live better lives and have greater opportunities to provide for our families.
Melissa has spent her entire career focused on how to make her community a better place for everyone. Melissa dedicates her labor in the pursuit of education, working as a certified teacher and was chosen for the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award at Baptist Hill High School. She also works hard as a licensed realtor when not leading in the classroom.
She holds an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, a graduate degree from the Citadel and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Phoenix. Melissa spends much of her free time volunteering for community organizations and as a leader in South Carolina politics.