GEORGIA CAN CHOOSE A NEW DIRECTION

We have a tremendous opportunity in this election—we can choose a new government centered on addressing the needs and protecting the pocketbooks of working families across Georgia. For the past 25 years, we’ve had Republican insurance commissioners that have been bought and paid for by the companies the office is supposed to regulate. We’ve been left on our own to fight runaway insurance premiums among the most expensive in the country.

On top of that, Republican leaders have left millions of federal tax dollars we’re already sending to Washington on the table by refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, denying access to care to over half a million uninsured Georgians and passing up critical funding for healthcare facilities as hospitals across our state are forced to close.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Georgia can choose an insurance commissioner that works for us. We can choose lower monthly bills and better coverage. We can emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before if we choose a leader who will put Georgia consumers and small businesses ahead of the big insurance companies’ profit margins.

Matthew is running to return the office of Insurance Commissioner to the people—to fight for lower monthly bills and to expand Medicaid. He will do what he has done his entire career: stand up to big-monied interests and fight for a future where all Georgians can thrive, no matter who they are or where they live.

MEET MATTHEW

Democratic State Representative Matthew Wilson is a consumer rights champion and outspoken advocate for working Georgians. Representing DeKalb and Fulton counties in the Georgia House, he has led progressive fights to end partisan gerrymandering, ensure ethics in government, stem the tide of gun violence, and ban the harmful practice of conversion therapy.

Matthew was born and raised in a working-class family from Griffin. His dad was physically disabled on the job when Matthew and his sister were just in kindergarten. His mom worked night shifts at the local hospital to provide for their family. Matthew understands the critical role insurance plays when families are at their most vulnerable.

Thanks to the support of his neighbors and the HOPE Scholarship, he graduated from the University of Georgia with both his undergraduate and law degrees. After college, Matthew taught math and science to middle schoolers in a low-income community. After returning to UGA for law school, Matthew opened his own law practice in Brookhaven and is currently recognized as one of Georgia’s top trial lawyers under 40.

Matthew lives in Brookhaven with his fiancé, Robert, and attends All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

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