Melvin was born and raised in Richmond and attended local schools. He has served as a City Councilmember since 2012 and also served as a Richmond Planning Commissioner (2012-2014). . For eight years he has worked as a Community Organizer with Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE). In that role he defends homeowners from the greed of banks and speculators and helps tenants whose rents are skyrocketing. In 2013 he was honored to receive the 17th annual “Mario Savio Young Activist Award.”
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