Protecting Your Family. Protecting Your Future. Protecting Our State.

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MATT MARSHALL

Matt began his humanitarian journey fresh out of high school, grabbing what few belongings he had and driving his 1976 Datsun pickup to central Oregon to start a firefighter internship. During that time he worked as an EMT, aiding in numerous vehicle catastrophes and being a first responder at one of the largest wildfires in U.S. history. These were the experiences that ignited his passion for helping others, solidified his decision to further his medical education, and to gain the expertise necessary to save lives.

After his internship was complete, Matt felt a call to serve his country. He joined the Army in 2004 and dedicated 16 years of his life to improving the lives of others. He had the honor to work alongside many great service members and gained invaluable knowledge and experience by working as part of a team for a common goal. During his two combat deployments in the Middle East, Matt encountered the harsh realities of life outside the United States, deepening his appreciation of the freedoms we are so fortunate to have as Americans.

After his military service, Matt’s journey continued in a different but equally impactful way. From 2019 to 2023, he served on the Eatonville, WA School Board. A natural-born leader and adept at compromise, Matt skillfully guided the board through the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic by balancing public health considerations without infringing on the rights of parents and students.

Matt currently works as an orthopedic surgery physician assistant, and adjunct professor of natural sciences for the University of Maryland Global Campus and is finishing up his last year of law school at Seattle University. He is now running for House Representative of the 2nd legislative district because he is tired of excuses from career politicians and can no longer sit idle and watch them progressively destroy this beautiful state in which he was born and raised.

Husband. Father. Family.

For 15 years now, Matt and his wife Jessica have navigated the ever-changing landscape of family life and parenting in the 21st century. Through many hardships they have honed skills in conflict resolution, crisis management, and the crucial arts of negotiation and communication; all of which are essential for resolving challenges successfully. Through the partnership of marriage, Matt strengthened his ability for compassion, compromise, and the profound importance of commitment and dedication to the things he values most. Together, the Marshalls continue to adapt to the challenges of parenthood, such as raising children in an era dominated by technology and media. However, Matt has always been one to embrace obstacles with a determined spirit, a quality he inherited from his father and best friend, Rod. Growing up with Rod’s influence as a compassionate leader and community mentor primed him for his humanitarian journey. Together they embarked on numerous adventures where he learned invaluable life skills and lessons such as fishing, hunting, survival, and integrity. Described affectionately as a “fixer” by his sisters, Matt is insightful, and resourceful and takes a proactive approach to resolving dysfunctional systems and situations he encounters.

Combat Veteran

Matt Marshall’s military tenure spans 16 years, 12 active duty and four in the reserves. His career in the United States Army serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment, leadership, and pursuit of excellence. Starting out as a private first class and climbing the ladder to Captain his responsibilities varied widely. Matt served as sergeant of the guard for base defense operations at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan. While stationed at Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Matt served as battalion surgeon for 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery in the middle east as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Matt also held pivotal roles within the esteemed 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.

Matt’s ascension in the military started at Sand Hill in Fort Benning Georgia for basic training. His first duty station was in the core laboratory of William Beaumont Army Medical Center, specializing in immunohematology. Matt’s military journey embodies the core values of duty, honor, and country. The discipline, leadership, and resilience honed during his military tenure have equipped Matt with a unique perspective on civic engagement and the importance of individual participation in addressing societal challenges.

Matt’s commitment to aiding others remains steadfast in transitioning from military to civilian life. His experiences have broadened his understanding of how military principles of leadership, teamwork, and sacrifice can inspire positive change within the community. Matt firmly believes that our community can flourish through the collective strength and dedication of its citizens.

Matt emphasizes the importance of every citizen’s participation in public service, viewing it as crucial to addressing challenges and fostering growth. By advocating for increased community involvement and public engagement, Matt seeks to harness the same spirit of dedication and commitment that defined his military career, striving to collaborate with constituents to tackle the challenges we face every day.

Matt believes leadership transcends mere policies and politics; it involves focusing on values that strengthen individuals and communities alike. Through his example, Matt aims to inspire more to be involved in the community, believing that together, Washingtonians can forge a brighter, more prosperous future.

Professional

Matt Marshall has dedicated 22 years to healthcare, amassing a wealth of experience and education. He holds a degree in Medical Laboratory Science from George Washington University, as well as degrees in Human Biology and Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In December 2024, Matt is scheduled to graduate from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. When elected and seated in the legislature, he will serve as the most highly qualified and educated professional ever to hold the Position 2 Representative seat since its establishment.

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MATT IS JUST AS TIRED OF EXCUSES AS YOU ARE.

PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN, PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND WOMEN

In Washington, we treasure the rich diversity and strength of our communities, where every individual’s contribution is vital to our collective well-being. At the heart of Matt’s vision for a brighter future are three core commitments: protecting your children, protecting parental rights, and safeguarding the achievements and rights of women. These are not just policies; they’re promises Matt upholds to maintain the values that make our state a beacon of hope and prosperity.

Protecting Your Children and Parental Rights:

Our children are our most precious resource, the bearers of our hopes and dreams for the future. Yet, in our schools today, many parents are concerned that their children are being exposed to materials and ideologies that don’t align with their family’s values, or worse, their children aren’t being prepared for success in the real world. Matt believes in an education system that empowers our children with knowledge and skills, preparing them for a successful future while respecting the values of their families.

  • Matt proposes a return to a curriculum that balances classical education with practical vocational training, ensuring our children are not just book-smart but life-ready.
  • The introduction of a “Parents Bill of Rights” by Matt will empower parents to have a decisive voice in their child’s education, ensuring that family values are respected within the educational system.
  • Through school choice, Matt aims to level the playing field, giving every child, regardless of their background, access to high-quality education. This is about fairness, opportunity, and giving every child a shot at success.

Safeguarding the Achievements and Rights of Women:

The strides made by our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters over the last fifty years have empowered women and moved us closer to equality in the public and private sectors of society. However, recent policy efforts by the progressive left threaten to undermine these gains, challenging the very essence of womanhood. Matt stands against any notion that diminishes the achievements or the unique identity of our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters in our society.

  • The legislature must safeguard spaces designed for women’s privacy and safety, ensuring these remain places of dignity and respect. This is common sense, and Matt refuses to accept the notion that men–however they identify–have a right to violate the privacy and safety of women.
  • As the father of three amazing young women, Matt supports policies that maintain fairness and competitiveness in women’s sports, honoring the physical realities and differences between males and females and preserving the spirit of Title IX.
  • Matt’s campaign is committed to amplifying the voices of our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters in the dialogue on rights and equality, ensuring that the progress made is preserved and advanced in the face of new challenges from out-of-touch progressives in Olympia.

Matt believes in respect, inclusivity, and proactive protection for the rights and well-being of your children, of parents, and all women. It’s a promise from Matt to uphold the values that our community cherishes, to ensure that our educational system empowers students and parents rather than undermines them, and to celebrate and protect the unique contributions and rights of women in our society.

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PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE

In Washington, the spirit of innovation and the dream of starting one’s own business should be within everyone’s reach. Yet, workers and small businesses often face significant barriers. This can be overcome by eliminating overregulation which stifles our potential for economic growth and innovation. Matt Marshall envisions a future where entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of a thriving economy.

Embracing Economic Freedom:

Matt believes economic prosperity flourishes best in a free-market environment where individuals and businesses operate with minimal government interference. While Matt understands that government has a role in protecting citizens, he believes the Reagan wisdom that,  “less government is better government.”  This approach values personal choice, voluntary exchange, and the critical role of entrepreneurship in driving economic development. Matt’s vision is a Washington where the market dynamically responds to the needs and desires of its people, free from excessive regulation as opposed to the progressive left’s belief that they know how to run our lives better. Economic and personal freedom leave no room for oppressive government mandates and unnecessary intrusion.

Cutting Through Red Tape

Matt is committed to regulatory reform. By removing bureaucratic barriers hindering job growth, worker options, and business creation, we pave the way for a future where workers, small businesses, and startups can thrive. Government should facilitate growth, not be an obstacle.

Lightening the Load

Matt is dedicated to alleviating the burdens that taxes and excessive regulations place on Washingtonians:

  • Reducing the Gas Tax: Families and single parents are being strangled by one of the highest gas taxes in the country. Reducing this tax is key to putting food on the table for hard-working families.
  • Reducing Housing Costs by Reducing Property Tax: Parents shouldn’t have to worry about putting a roof over their children’s heads and seniors should never fear being taxed out of their homes in retirement. Matt is committed to reducing property taxes and regulations that disproportionately affect the less fortunate, ensuring that all residents can afford the essentials for their families.
  • Streamlining Licensing and Fees: Matt aims to cut through the bureaucracy that affects not just businesses but also workers, families, and visitors. Simplifying licensing and reducing fees make it easier for everyone to work, live, and visit Washington.

There's no reason Washington State needs to spend over $1,300,000,000 (that's billion with a 'B') per week to maintain our state operations.

Our government is too large, wasteful, and inefficient.

The progressive Left and big-government’s addiction to tax-and-spend public policy has left the State government bloated and corrupt while leaving Washington taxpayers struggling to pay for basic necessities.

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PROTECTING OUR STATE

With a steadfast commitment to service and a clear vision for the future, Matt is dedicated to protecting our state, ensuring it remains a beacon of opportunity and prosperity for all Washingtonians. After more than 40 years of one-party rule, our cherished way of life faces unprecedented threats.  From unaffordable living costs and rising crime to challenges against our core values of freedom and prosperity, Matt Marshall recognizes that turning the tide requires not just addressing these symptoms but focusing on the root causes of these challenges for the working class and middle America.

Crime and Safety:

In Washington State, we face a critical juncture in addressing the surge in crime, drugs, homelessness, human trafficking, and a slew of serious issues. Recent reports have highlighted increases in murders, armed robberies, carjackings, and domestic violence, painting an alarming picture of our State’s safety and our future.

Regrettably, the irresponsible progressive left’s response has created a public safety crisis; our State now has the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of law enforcement officers per capita in the Country.

Matt Marshall, with his extensive background in public service—from serving in the military to aiding communities as a medical professional—understands the paramount importance of security and justice. As a dedicated servant to our nation and state, Matt has always stood on the front lines, advocating for safety and support for all individuals.

In his military career, Matt witnessed the dire consequences of lawlessness abroad and the transformative power of security and order. Drawing from these experiences, Matt is committed to revitalizing our law enforcement agencies, ensuring they are fully supported and adequately staffed to protect our communities.

Cost of Living:

The cost of living in Washington is spiraling out of control, with exorbitant gas prices, skyrocketing health insurance, and property taxes, not to mention the escalating cost of food due to inflation. These factors are not just statistics; they represent real hardships for families, small businesses, and individuals considering leaving our great state for more affordable pastures.

The current strategies in Olympia exacerbate these issues, placing undue burdens on our citizens. Matt Marshall’s vision for Washington is one of relief and prosperity. As a proponent of economic freedom and a champion for small businesses, Matt understands that the foundation of a thriving state is an affordable, livable environment for its people.

Jobs and Economy: A Plan for Prosperity

To ignite our state’s economic engine, Matt proposes a three-fold strategy:

  1. Tax Reform: Lowering taxes for individuals and businesses to increase disposable income and incentivize business investment and expansion in Washington.

  2. Regulatory Overhaul: Simplifying regulations to make it easier for new businesses to start and for existing businesses to grow, focusing on sectors with the highest potential for job creation and economic impact.

  3. Innovation and Education: Investing in vocational and technical education programs that align with the needs of Washington’s evolving job market, ensuring a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy.

Matt’s plan is about creating an environment where businesses can thrive, jobs are plentiful, and the economy grows, supported by a foundation of law and order.

The Rights of Parents and Children:

The future of our children is inseparable from the prosperity of our State. Matt is committed to restoring the influence of parents in the educational system, ensuring their voices are heard and respected in shaping a brighter future for their children. With over 60,000 students not returning to Washington public schools due to a lack of trust, our State faces a public education crisis.

Transparency & Accountability:

Government exists to serve the people, yet too often, it seems our State government has forgotten this fundamental truth. Sadly, many people in Olympia see themselves as masters of the fate of the people they were elected to serve.  This is not public service–it is a form of heavy-handed elitism.  By contrast, Matt Marshall runs on the promise of an open, responsive, and inclusive government, truly representing the voices and welfare of its citizens–each of them.

Under Matt’s leadership, the era of progressive policy and inefficiency will be replaced by a government that listens, acts, and unites. Matt’s approach to leadership is rooted in the belief that listening to constituents, making tough decisions, and genuinely representing all people are the hallmarks of true public service.

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