District 11 - Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Council Member,
District 11

222 Saint Louis Street
Third Floor, Room 324
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-389-5169
Cell: 225-400-1222
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Who is matt

Matt Watson is proud to represent East Baton Rouge Parish’s 11th Council District but works on issues that affect every person throughout our parish: blight, good governance, business, and tax reform to attract and keep great jobs, crime reduction and fair pay for our police, and making sure every person in our city-parish has a chance to rise -- no matter their background or neighborhood

Matt’s accomplishments on Council include blight reduction across Baton Rouge, in large part due to his advocacy for a first-in-the-nation tire shredder program to take discarded tires and turn them, with partners, into a valuable recycled resource -- all at no cost to the taxpayer. He is a constant advocate for public safety and our economic growth. Matt has fought for increased transparency in crime reporting, advocating for a fair but attractive Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP), reducing the speed limit in our residential neighborhoods, and cleaning up a historically black cemetery in District 11.

Matt has lived in Baton Rouge for decades. His son and daughter both attend Baton Rouge public schools, in the magnet program. The Watson family attends Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Metro21 Live Video

View the anti-human trafficking debate from January 24, 2018. 

Legislative Aide

Jonathan Tittlebaum serves as Legislative Aide with his focus being infrastructure, property disputes, and zoning. Please call his direct cell at 225-400-1379 or the office at 225-389-5169 or email Jonathan.

Open Neighborhood BR: Council District 11

View the map below and learn more about requests for service, permitting activity, police and traffic incidents, and more in Council District 11 — all part of our commitment to transparency and digital citizen engagement through open data. For more information, visit Open Neighborhood BR: Council District 11.