A product of Wilson County Schools and a proud graduate of E.T. Beddingfield High School, Carlton L. Stevens Jr. was elected as the City of Wilson’s mayor on Nov. 5, 2019.
Following his graduation from E.T. Beddingfield High School in June 1993, Carlton joined the U.S. Army. At the end of his Tour of Duty Carlton returned to Wilson and began his educational endeavors.
Over the past 20 years, Carlton has served his community in many capacities including a mentor for at-risk youth, tutor, and mental health paraprofessional.
Carlton is currently the Operations Manager for his family’s business, Stevens Funeral Home. Prior to joining the business, Carlton served as a middle school math teacher and later transitioned to school administrator.
His educational background includes an Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Organizational Development, Master of Business Administration, Master of School Administration, and he is currently in the dissertation stage for his Doctorate of Educational Leadership.
Carlton is a member of Contending For The Faith Church Ministries under the leadership of Dr. Dameion Royal. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Carlton’s hobbies include lifting weights, boxing, playing tennis and Tae-Kwon-Doe, which he trains under Master Instructor Matt Mercer at Dong’s Martial Arts.