The framers wanted a democracy in which every citizen could participate and have his or her voice heard in the halls of power, but these days campaign finance laws can ensnare even average citizens trying to get their message out. Sometime even the politicians who write our laws struggle to understand them.
That’s where Matt comes in. As Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matt was charged with enforcing certain of Virginia’s electoral laws. And as a candidate for office himself, he also saw those laws from the other side. Sometimes even when you want to follow the law, you don’t know how to do so because the requirements are so complicated or even contradictory. Matt has been there, and he wants to help.
Matt has worked with elections officials in local county registrar’s offices and in Richmond, and he has consulted with federal campaigns. Matt has advised on federal disclosure requirements to the Federal Elections Commission and has even testified before Congress. When you’re facing a tough situation and need advice at the intersection of politics and law, Matt wants to help.