First elected in 2008 with a promise to stop the tolling of I-80 – a promise he has kept – Matt has worked hard to represent us in a way that reflects Elk and Clearfield County values, priorities and goals. Reaching out and listening to every member of our community, Matt has brought our concerns to Harrisburg and fought for the issues that make a difference in our lives.
Matt’s commitment to our community – and country – began when he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve upon graduation from college. During his training, and throughout his service, Matt’s ability to lead and make common-sense decisions helped prepare him for his role as State Representative. He now serves as a Captain and Medical Logistics Officer with the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
His experience in government prior to serving as our State Representative comes from his time as a research analyst for the Pennsylvania House Policy Committee. It’s here that Matt learned what’s broken in our State government and what needs to be fixed… and how too many Harrisburg politicians fail to put taxpayers first in every decision. That’s why Matt is fighting to reform the legislature and focused on cutting spending to save us money. Matt’s hard work has been recognized by many organizations, he was even named “Young Conservative of the Year” by the Phillips Foundation for his work standing up for us and our values.
He has also received the endorsement of a wide variety of organizations representing individuals from all walks of life, groups like the National Rifle Association, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, Farmers Allied for Responsive More Effective Representation (FARMER), and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. These varied endorsements indicate his commitment to good governance and his rejection of partisan politics.
Matt Gabler is a lifelong resident of the DuBois area, where he graduated as Valedictorian from DuBois Central Catholic High School. He went on to attend Bucknell University under a four year R.O.T.C scholarship. He currently resides in Sandy Township with his wife, Lisa.