Showing off the 'Western Everywhere' TV spot of U.S. Rep. John Olver (MA-1) which I co-produced that won an Honorable Mention Pollie Award in 1998Matt L. Barron has spent more than 35 years in electoral politics at the federal, state and local levels. He is one of the Democratic Party’s most experienced opposition researchers with clients that have included the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Congressmen Steve Kagen (WI), Joe Kennedy (MA), Frank Pallone (NJ), Jack Reed (RI) and Tim Walz (MN).
In addition, Barron has consulted on dozens of state legislative races in MA, NJ and RI and has managed ballot initiatives on national health insurance in Massachusetts and protected cost-of-living adjustments for retirees in San Francisco.
Matt Barron also has a successful track record in PAC fundraising on U.S. House and Senate campaigns. In 1988, he won a Golden Donkey Award for raising more than $437,000 in PAC funds for a congressional election. It was the largest amount raised for any open seat race that election cycle.
A former staffer for U.S. Rep. John W. Olver, three Massachusetts state legislators and the Bay State’s Commissioner of Food & Agriculture, Barron has comprehensive experience in rural policy matters. In 2007, he co-founded RuralVotes, a national non-profit issue advocacy organization. He served as a charter member of the Obama Agriculture & Rural Policy Committee during 2007-2008 presidential campaign. Barron served as well on the board of the Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association and the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Campaign Services Committee.
As a serious follower of baseball and football, Matt is a die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and New England Patriots.
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