Rep. Matt Bradford's Biography
Matt Bradford lives in Worcester Township with his wife, Renee, and their four children. He has the privilege of proudly representing the citizens of central Montgomery County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Elected to the state House in 2008, Matt served for eight years as a member of the Appropriations Committee before being elected by his colleagues to serve as chair of the committee in 2018. In this leadership role, he has fought for investments in education funding, advocated for good, family-sustaining jobs, and support for working families.
In the most recent 2022/23 Commonwealth budget, Matt worked to negotiate and ultimately pass a historic increase in education funding to support our state’s students and property taxpayers. Locally, this will mean over a $6 million increase in funding to our school districts for basic education and an additional nearly $1.5 million to make our schools safer.
Furthermore, this budget cuts taxes for families dealing with the high costs of childcare through
the establishment of a new dependent care tax credit and increases care for our seniors and most
vulnerable by providing an additional Property Tax/Rent Rebate payment. Finally, in addition
to these investments, this budget makes a $2.1 billion deposit into the state’s Rainy Day savings,
bringing the total in that account to nearly $5 billion. To put that in perspective, seven years ago the
commonwealth had just $200,000 in its savings account.
Before he was elected to the legislature, Matt worked in public service and as an attorney serving
municipalities and school districts in the region. Matt remains committed to advancing policies
that improve the quality of life for residents of Montgomery County, and across this commonwealth.