Matt Schultz grew up in the Des Moines area and is the oldest of five brothers. While in high school he was an accomplished singer, varsity wrestler, and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout when he was fourteen years old. After high school, Matt was a missionary in Argentina for two years where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. When he returned to the United States he received an Associates Degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Bachelor’s Degree graduating with honors from the University of Iowa. Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from Creighton Law School and passed the Iowa bar in 2006.
While in law school, Matt was elected to the Council Bluffs city council where he served for five years. In 2010 he was elected Iowa Secretary of State, the youngest statewide elected official in the United States.
Prior to being elected Secretary of State, Matt Schultz was a partner at the law firm Coats, Schultz & Watson, LLP where he had a civil practice which included complex and simple litigation, family law, worker’s compensation, children in need of assistance (CINA), and mental health cases. Most of Matt Schultz’s legal experience was trying cases in the courtroom.
Matt resides in Truro with his wife, their five children, and his mother-in-law.