Matt lives in Hartland with his wife, writer Sarah Stewart Taylor, and their three kids Judson, Abe, and Cora. They’re raising chickens and sheep in the same farmhouse where he grew up.
Matt was elected to the Vermont legislature at age 22, and served in the house for seven years. During that time, he worked for the White River Junction Chamber of Commerce to develop the first Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, now about to celebrate its 24th year, and helped grow a Vermont-based software company to over 100 employees. He was then tapped by President Bill Clinton to run AmeriCorps*VISTA, a 6,000 person federal program that works to empower people out of poverty all across the country. After VISTA, Matt returned to serve in the Vermont State Senate while also creating new engagement programs at Dartmouth College before being hired by Google to start their Community Affairs department. Sarah and Matt were determined to raise our family in Vermont, so he persuaded Google to let him operate out of the top floor of the old Tip Top Bread factory building in White River Junction.
Throughout Matt’s professional career, he has served on the boards of many nonprofits that serve Vermont, including the Vermont Arts Council, Windsor County Court Diversion, the New England Board of Higher Education, the Vermont Infrastructure Bank, the Vermont Film Commission, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Matt Dunne for Governor
PO Box 1134
White River Jct. VT