Regional Advocacy Director – Greater Fort Worth
Matthew Hall joined the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation in fall 2019 as regional advocacy director for the Tarrant County area. He spent four legislative sessions in the Texas Capitol, serving as a Luna Scholar and aide to former State Senator Robert Duncan of Lubbock and legislative director for State Representative Ana Hernandez of Houston, helping organize diverse coalitions around critical issues, including public education, pension, veterans’ affairs, and human trafficking.
Outside the legislature, Matthew spearheaded numerous coalition-building and grassroots advocacy initiatives across Texas and the American Southwest and has contributed his expertise to several leadership development programs, including the North Texas-based Latino Center for Leadership Development. Additionally, he served as a communications and policy advisor to the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs, a national nonprofit consisting of bipartisan Latino state lawmakers in positions of legislative leadership.
Matthew earned a master’s degree in political science from Texas State University – San Marcos, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M International University in Laredo.
A Fort Worth native and third-generation Tarrant County resident, Matthew is excited to work with lifelong neighbors to advance public schools. He enjoys a good game of paintball and exploring Fort Worth’s museums.
A man cannot live off his community. He must live with it. - Amon G. Carter
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