Democratic State Representative Matthew Wilson is a consumer rights champion and outspoken advocate for working families. Matthew represents Fulton and DeKalb Counties in the Georgia General Assembly, where he has helped lead the fight to fully expand Medicaid and authored the first-ever plan to guarantee free health insurance to every Georgian.
Matthew was born and raised in Griffin, a town about halfway between Atlanta and Macon. His dad was a mechanic until he was permanently disabled on the job when Matthew was in kindergarten. Because of programs like Georgia Workers’ Compensation and Medicare Social Security disability insurance, his family was able to make ends meet.
Through Georgia 4-H and the HOPE Scholarship, Matthew and his twin sister were able to go to college. After graduating from the University of Georgia and teaching sixth graders for several years, he returned to UGA for his law degree. Matthew now runs his own law practice in Brookhaven and is consistently recognized as one of Georgia’s top trial lawyers under 40.
Matthew is a former board member of Georgia Watch, the Red Clay Democrats, and the Georgia Stonewall Bar Association. He served as co-chair of President Biden’s Georgia LGBTQ Leadership Council in 2020, and on Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council during the 2021 Senate runoff election.
Matthew and his husband, Robert, live in Brookhaven.