Matt chose to run for public office as he feels it is his civic duty. His goals are to work with other board members and the administration to operate the county in the most effective, efficient and economical way possible, while continuing to put taxpayers first.
Matt believes property taxes are the public’s biggest concerns. As a local government body, he feels it is imperative Madison County continues delivering high-quality services to its residents as efficiently as possible and eliminate wasteful spending.
He believes in fiscal responsibility, fostering job growth and ensuring the well-being of county residents.
Madison County has a rich history as a hub for manufacturing and Matt knows change in the economy has affected the region, which included outsourcing and job losses. He wants to make sure the county continues to increase its job creation efforts, building of the county’s roots as an industrial center while laying the groundwork for the jobs of tomorrow.
He believes the county’s position with the Bi-State workforce boards (Madison County Employment and Training serves as lead agency) and the receiving of $5.8 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch the Gateway Apprenticeship Building America program, which will fund apprenticeships in healthcare, bioscience, and education as well as provide opportunities for a new workforce.
Matt serves as chair of the Sewer Facilities Committee, as well as serves on Building and Zoning, Central Services and Executive committees.
Matt works for Mitchell Public Water.
Matt and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 25 years and are the parents of a daughter and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.