Chris Watts was elected Mayor of Denton in May 2014 and is serving his 2nd term. He previously served three terms as a single-district Council Member from 2007-2013.
Mayor Watts graduated from Denton High School before going on to the University of North Texas and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in Counseling Education and Student Services. In 1990 Mayor Watts switched his career path from computer programmer and analyst to real estate broker and investor. Mayor Watts has owned and operated a real estate investment firm for more than 25 years. He later attended Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2000.