Meet Matt Koleszar
I love this community. I’m a lifelong Michigander raised in nearby Walled Lake by my single mom who balanced raising me with full-time work as an operating room nurse. Today, I live in Plymouth Township with my wife, Kim, and our rescue dog and cats. I was a public school teacher for 12 years prior to becoming a public servant in 2018.
I’m seeking reelection for my third term because we need real action to help address the hardship, loss, and injustice felt throughout our neighborhoods.
I’m currently serving my second term representing Michigan’s 20th House District, which includes the cities of Northville and Plymouth, Northville and Plymouth Townships, and a portion of Canton. I’m the minority whip and the minority vice chair of the house elections and ethics committee. As a former teacher, I’m also proud to serve on the house education committee.
I got my undergraduate degree at Saginaw Valley State, then went on to a masters at Eastern Michigan University. Before I entered public service, I was a teacher and coach at Airport Community School District and president of the Airport Education Association in Carleton where I taught civics and AP government.
As a public servant, I’m deeply committed to securing adequate funding for Michigan’s schools, fixing our roads, preserving our state’s clean water supply, and increasing access to quality healthcare here in Michigan.
Police and Fire tuition (HB 4247): Would ensure that surviving children of fallen police or firefighters would be able to attend one of Michigan’s public Universities tuition-free [Signed into Law as PA 127].
Parapro to teacher pathway (4369): Would create a program that would allow parapros to become teachers with financial assistance from the state, to alleviate the ongoing teacher shortage.
I’m proud to have earned the faith of the following labor, community, environmental, health and industry organizations. Each of these groups plays an important role in the vitality of our district and our democracy, and I’m grateful for their support.