Matt Cartwright

Matt Cartwright

About Matt Cartwright

Matthew A. 'Matt' Cartwright (born May 1, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who has served as the United States Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Cartwright defeated 10-term incumbent Blue Dog Congressman Tim Holden, the dean of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, by a 57%-43% margin. Cartwright went on to defeat Republican Laureen Cummings in the general election on November 6, 2012 by a 61%-39% margin. As an attorney, Cartwright previously worked at the law firm of Munley, Munley, and Cartwright.