Matt grew up in the City of Jeffersonville, and is a life-long member of New Chapel United Methodist Church. He was elected to his first term on the Jeffersonville City Council just weeks after his 21st birthday, making him the youngest ever elected to the position. He is a 2009 graduate of Jeffersonville High School, and studied political science at Indiana University Southeast. Matt is a certified emergency medical technician and currently works as the EMS Division Chief with the rank of Major with New Chapel EMS, a local non-profit ambulance service which serves Clark and Floyd Counties.
Matt's consistent commitment to the community is unquestionable. In addition to working on the City Council and at New Chapel EMS, Matt dedicates much of his time volunteering in multiple ways throughout the community. Matt volunteers as a firefighter and investigator with the Utica Volunteer Fire Dept, is the past-financial secretary for his church, is the President of the Clark Co. Sheriff Merit Board, and has sat on the Business Development Committee with the Jeff Mainstreet Association. Since 2012, Matt has volunteered as the appointed Jeffersonville Political Director and elected Treasurer for the Clark County Republican Party, and served as the Campaign Manager for Jamey Noel's successful bid for Clark County Sheriff in 2014.
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A Few More Facts About Matt...
-Top 20 Under 40 Honoree (2015, Southern Indiana Business Source Magazine)
-"Best Politician" (2016, News & Tribune-Clark Co. Reader's Choice Awards)
-President, Clark Co. Sheriff Merit Board (2014-Present)
-Member, Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission (2016-Present)
-Member, Clark Co. 911 Operations Board (2014-Present)
-Graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum, Class of 2014
-Chairman, Young Republicans of Clark County (2014-2016)
-Chairman, Indiana 9th District Young Republicans (2017-2019)
-Indiana's Best & Brightest Young Republican Leaders, Honoree (2014, Indiana Federation of Young Republicans)
-Top 25 Under 25 in Indiana Politics, Honoree (2013, The Prosper Group)
-Jeffersonville Parks & Recreation President (2012)
-Jeffersonville Parks & Recreation Vice President (2013, 2014)
-Member, Jeff Main Street Downtown Development Committee
-Financial Secretary/Board Member, New Chapel United Methodist Church (2013-2017)
-Member, Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association
-Member, National Association of Fire Investigators
-Member, Clark Co. Casting & Conservation Club
-Member, Indiana Farm Bureau
2010 - present
2010 - present