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Prior to MLC, Matt has proven his skills and success serving as legislative director to State Representative Joseph Graves – often considered as the point person on policy with the House Commerce and Trade Committee. Matt was integral in setting the committee strategy and moving policy development through the committee. He quickly developed a reputation of being able to get things done and is known for his trust and results-driven attitude. Matt’s experience working daily with multiple legislators in the Michigan House of Representatives positions him as a genuine and impactful lobbyist.

Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, Matt worked with Governor Rick Snyder's task force on school safety to re-write Michigan's school safety drill law. Bringing together law enforcement professionals and school administrators, legislation was signed into law modernizing Michigan's school drills to better prepare schools for the potential threats they face.

As an entrepreneur, Matt started Sowash Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Matt worked with over 15 house and senate candidates during the 2014 election, winning elections with over 90 percent of the legislators he consulted. 

Outside of work, Matt likes spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and golfing. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys playing hockey. Matt and his wife Megan reside in Delta Township on the west side of Lansing.  

Matt holds degrees from Calvin College and a Masters of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Matt Sowash