Matt Shaheen

Matt Shaheen - Republican (Incumbent)

State Representative Matt Shaheen serves the citizens of District 66, which encompasses West Plano and far North Dallas, in the Texas House of Representatives. Previously, Representative Shaheen served five years as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 1.

During his tenure as Commissioner, Matt served on the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the Council of Governments Criminal Justice Committee. Before entering politics, Representative Shaheen was an appointee of Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers where he chaired the board’s Professional Development Committee and also served on the Ethics Committee. Earlier in his civic career, the Representative served as Chairman of the Plano Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Plano Transition and Revitalization Commission. Matt also served eight years on the Finance Committee of the Colonial PGA Golf Tournament in Fort Worth.

Representative Shaheen has been married for 21 years and has three children. His family attends Prestonwood Baptist Church where Matt serves as an Usher, Deacon and on the church's pregnancy center board. The Representative also leads a bible study for inmates in the county jail. He has more than 26 years as a Technology executive, including 10 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Matt is a native of Virginia where he received his Bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and won All Conference honors in football. He also holds a Master’s degree from SMU.

Representative Shaheen resides in Plano, Texas.

Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence, Defense and Veterans Affairs

Endorsements: N/A

Cash On Hand: $188,074.00

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