Corey Watson worked as an electrical engineer until 2000, when he became an ordained minister. He now serves as pastor at Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, which was founded by his father, Tom Watson, and is located in District B. Corey Watson's political career began after he became involved in civic initiatives ranging from at-risk youth outreach to environmental justice. In 2012, Watson ran in the election for the councilmember-at-large seat, which he lost. His opponent, Stacy Head, took home 67 percent of the vote, while Watson received 33 percent.
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