Meet Rep. Gwynn
Replacing: Lee Perry
Matt was born in Ogden and raised in Roy where he attended Roy High School. After graduation and “having reality set in,” he decided to join the US Marine Corps – stating that: “I wanted to put myself in a position where I was required to succeed; where I really had to work for it.” After completing basic training in Camp Pendleton, California, Matt was assigned to USMC Security Forces working in asset protection and eventually Marine Infantry. After 4 years in the USMC, he reenlisted in the Air Force Reserves and was deployed after 9/11, finally receiving his honorable discharge in 2004.
Matt earned his degree from Weber State University in Political Science where he now teaches as an Adjunct Professor. His full-time work is for the Roy City Police as a Patrol Sergeant and the Public Information Officer for the department. In his free time, he enjoys building and flying radio-controlled airplanes, being outdoors, and participating in his kids’ sports. He regularly binges historical documentaries (while ardently avoiding anything sci-fi) and is currently reading The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt.
Matt ran for the House because he is passionate about criminal justice, land use, public safety and education. While he enjoyed his time serving on the city council, he feels that he can help effectuate greater change and broaden his horizons more at the state level. He is most looking forward to learning in his new capacity, building relationships, and working together with the great men and women alongside whom he will get to serve. “Not only do I sincerely hope to be a resource regarding issues of law enforcement and political subdivisions, but I truly hope to be a student on the Hill for all those who have something to teach me.”