Rep. Matt Bradford's Biography

Matt Bradford proudly represents the citizens of central Montgomery County, while serving in Democratic leadership as chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Matt is committed to ensuring taxpayer dollars are invested and used responsibly in the state budget to provide the best quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

Prior to being elected Appropriations Chair, Matt served for two years as chair of the House State Government Committee and spent eight years as a member of the Appropriations Committee, where he fought harsh cuts to public education funding, advocated for good, family-sustaining jobs, and prioritized affordable and accessible health care. As a father of school-age children, Matt has seen first-hand the vitally important role a school plays in shaping lives and has dedicated his work as an elected official to ensuring all kids have access to high-quality public schools.

A life-long resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, Matt earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Villanova University. Before he was elected to the legislature in 2009, Governor Ed Rendell appointed Matt to serve as municipal administrator and chief executive officer of Norristown Borough. In less than three years, he led the municipality away from bankruptcy, securing public and private investments and overseeing major improvements to public services.  Today, Matt continues to represent Norristown at the state level and remains deeply committed to the community’s long-term success.

Matt is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and lives in Worcester Township with his wife, Renee, and their four children.