Vice Chairman Dumont Clarke, District 4, is a Democrat serving his seventh term on the Board. Clarke is an attorney with the law firm of Moore and Van Allen PLLC. He is a former member of the Mecklenburg County Citizens Capital Budget Advisory Committee, which helps the Board prioritize its capital spending.
He and his wife, Shirley J. Linn, have two daughters who attended Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. One now teaches high school history, and the other is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Commissioner Clarke graduated from Vassar College in 1974 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, and he received his law degree with honors four years later from UNC-Chapel Hill.