Meet Matt Gurtler
Matt Gurtler is a two-term State Representative, elected in 2016 and represents House District 8, located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, which includes Union, Towns, Rabun & White counties.
He and his wife Marissa live in Tiger, Georgia with their newborn daughter Olivia.
Outside of his role as a statesman Matt is also a home builder, specializing in house moving, foundation repair, and custom homes with his family’s business. Matt is also a National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor, and an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys target shooting, hiking, traveling, and building those scary black AR15 rifles…
Matt was raised in Rabun County, he is a Christian, 1 of 5 children and was homeschooled, graduating one year early at age 17, and has been a member of Republican Party since 2007. Matt attended the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia where he participated in R.O.T.C. and received his B.A. in History with a minor in Sociology.
Graduating from UNG in 2012, Matt began working as a Legislative Aide for his predecessor, State Representative Stephen Allison, during the 40 day Georgia General Assembly sessions.
After being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016 at just 27, and has earned a reputation for being consistent, principled, and the conservative “litmus test” in the House by his peers.
This has earned him the title as the “Most Conservative State Representative” by the Georgia Republican Assembly and he is often referred to as “Dr. NO” by the media. Since Day One, he has championed pro-life legislation and led the fight for our second amendment rights with “Constitutional Carry”.
He has been the target of the establishment but won his re-election campaign in 2018 with 60% of the vote when even the current Speaker of the House and the former Governor actively campaigned against him in his district. This was the first time in Georgia history a Republican Speaker and Governor opposed an incumbent member of their own party.
Matt will bring shared values and principles back into politics.
Matt is a strict Constitutionalist and agrees with Thomas Paine that “government is at best a necessary evil” and should most assuredly be limited and small in nature to ensure prosperity for all by protecting life, liberty, and property, and that’s it.
Bringing our shared values and principles back into politics is why Matt is running for Congress. He regularly travels across the State and country speaking to young students at colleges and universities encouraging them to run for public office.”