Matt Gaetz
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Matt Gaetz

Republican

United States House of Representatives FL-01

Florida
(202) 225-3414
(850) 479-9394

Addresses

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Washington, D.C.
1721 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Pensacola District Office
226 South Palafox Place, 6th Floor
Pensacola, FL. 32502
Fort Walton Beach District Office
1170 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Building 4, Room 454
Fort Walton Beach, FL. 32547
United States House of Representatives
507 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Pensacola
226 S Palafox Pl 6th Floor
Pensacola, FL. 32502
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Matt Gaetz

United States House of Representatives FL-01
Summary
Experience
Funding
39
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Matthew Louis Gaetz II (GAYTS; born May 7, 1982) is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for Florida's 1st congressional district since 2017. A Republican, he became one of the foremost congressional allies of President Donald Trump. The son of prominent Florida politician Don Gaetz, Gaetz was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. After graduating from the William & Mary Law School, he briefly worked in private practice before running for state representative. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 until 2016, and received national attention during the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012. In 2016, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was reelected in 2018 and 2020. Gaetz has been the subject of numerous controversies during his time in public life. In March 2021, it was reported that the Department of Justice was investigating Gaetz for engaging in sex trafficking after an alleged sexual relationship with a possible 17-year old. It is suspected Gaetz engaged in these activities alongside Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector of Seminole County. Gaetz has consistently denied the anonymous allegations and claims he is the victim of extortion.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Niceville High School
William & Mary School of Law
Juris Doctor
2007
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science
2003
College of William & Mary

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2017 - Current
Representative
Florida State House of Representatives
2010 - 2016
Attorney
Keefe, Anchors, Gordon and Moyle Law Firm, present
2007 - Current

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Member
First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach
Current
Board Member
AMIkids, Emerald Coast
Lifetime Member
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Member
Okaloosa Walton Bar Association
Member
Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
Member
Destin Chamber of Commerce
Member
Navarre Chamber of Commerce
Member
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Member
Board of Directors, Emerald Coast Marine Institute
Member, Board of Directors
Air Force Enlisted Village
Former Chair
House Finance and Tax Committee, Florida
Former Member
Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Health Quality Subcommittee, Florida
Former Member
House Regulatory Affairs Committee, Florida
Former Member
House Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee, Florida
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House State Affairs Committee, Florida

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
20
18
$1,278,061
Total Raised
$1,195,040
Total Spent
$141,962
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics