A U.S. Army Veteran, Matthew “Matt” McGowan is a lifelong Ohio resident with a passion for service. From 2009-2012, Matt was one of three elected Libertarians in the state of Ohio, serving as a Councilman for the city of Cheviot. He currently resides in Liberty Township, Ohio with his wife and four children, where he serves as a County Development Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Ohio and is the Vice-President of the Lakota Sports Organization.

Matt attended two of the most prolific schools in the state, graduating from Cincinnati LaSalle High School after completing grade school at the now defunct Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education (CAPE). He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Capella University, one of the pioneers in online, project-based education. It is this diversity of educational background that gives Matt a unique perspective on how best to address the problems facing public education today.