Fourth Generation Texan
Matt is the proud product of the State of Texas. Matt was born in Tyler, Texas, where his father was a pastor at Green Acres Baptist Church. Matt went on to graduate from Castle Hills First Baptist School, where his mother was an educator. As State Representative, Matt has served the people of the Fort Worth-Arlington area for almost a decade. Matt and his wife, Jennie, have five children and live in Haslet. They are active members of First Baptist Church of Keller, where Matt and Jennie help teach the 6th grade Sunday School class.
Matt was a member of Liberty University School of Law’s inaugural class, graduating Magna Cum Laude and third in the class. In law school, Matt was a member of the school’s national moot court team, as well as an editor for the law review. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2007. After law school, Matt ran the Texas office for a national, non-profit constitutional litigation firm. His work included advancing and defending pro-life, religious liberty, and other constitutional policies and issues. His work received national attention by defending the free speech rights of his client, a high school student against a belligerent administration. He and his firm were also successful in federal court vindicating a client’s free speech and free religious exercise rights against the federal government.
Local & State Leader
The Krause family moved back home to Texas in 2007 and immediately got involved in the Tarrant County community. Matt joined the Tarrant County Republican Party and became the Chair for his precinct, fighting for Republican candidates’ campaigns throughout many primary and general election cycles. Matt served as the President of the Northwest Tarrant Republican Club and continues to speak to various Republican and civic groups throughout the state. As State Representative, Matt rose to various leadership positions including Chairman of the Tourism Caucus and Prayer Caucus as well as being Secretary and Treasurer of the Texas Freedom Caucus. During the 87th Legislative Session, Matt was appointed Chairman of the Texas House Committee on General Investigating.
Matt feels that Texas embodies all of the values, beliefs, and traditions that make America the greatest country in the world and positions Texas as a model for other states to emulate. As State Representative for District 93, Matt has taken his hard work ethic, discipline, and good old-fashioned Texas values to Austin to make our families stronger, more successful, and more secure in their property, jobs, and God-given rights. Matt has worked to help some of the most vulnerable among us -- medically fragile children. He has worked to cut bureaucratic red tape and improve the system for these kids and their parents.