Matt is an ardent supporter of our service men and women; in an unprecedented initiative, Matt secured more than $300,000 annually to supplement the cost to educate children at the Mass Military Reservation in the Bourne school system, he secured $100,000 annually for healthcare for Veterans at the Cape Cod Clinic and wrote a law that created a voluntary check off on state income tax forms to benefit families of our National Guard troops and reservists that raised over $130,000 in its first year.

His care for military veterans earned him Legislator of the Year award from the Mass Veterans Service Officers Association in 200.