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.