Fourth Generation Texan
Matt was born to a pastor and a schoolteacher in Tyler. His father’s work as a pastor moved them to San Antonio when Matt was 6, and that’s where he sewed his Texas roots. Matt went on to graduate high school from Castle Hills First Baptist School, where his mother worked. Matt and his wife Jennie have five children. They live in Haslet and are active members of First Baptist Church of Keller.
A licensed attorney, Matt works at a community bank helping our neighbors with life’s major milestones like saving for college, getting a mortgage or starting a small business. During the coronavirus pandemic, Matt worked long hours processing hundreds of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to keep locally owned businesses alive, saving countless jobs.
When Matt moved back home to Texas, along with his wife Jennie and son Jeremiah, they immediately got involved in the Tarrant County community. Matt joined the Tarrant Republican Party and became Precinct Chair for his precinct, helping out with Republican candidates’ campaigns during various primary and general election cycles. He also served as President of the Northwest Tarrant Republican Club. He continues to speak to various Republican and civic groups throughout the county in his role as state representative. Matt and his family actively attend First Baptist Church of Keller where Matt and Jennie help teach the 6th Grade Sunday School class.
Matt feels that Tarrant County embodies all the values, beliefs, and traditions that make Texas the greatest state in America. 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.
As State Representative, Matt helped pass $5 billion in property tax relief and reformed the property appraisal process.
Matt has been recognized as a legislative champion for his efforts 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.
Matt is working to give local school districts more options to assess student achievement, provide accountability, and ensure we’re educating our kids for the future, not just for high stakes standardized tests.