Last Updated on
Quoted as “one of the most enthusiastic defenders of President Trump on cable news” and “Proud Trump protégé” by Politico and considered as “most controversial members” of congress by Aaron Blake of The Washington Post, Matt Gaetz has recently been in the news with his declaration of filing ethics charges against Nancy Pelosi. So who exactly is Matt Gaetz?
Matt is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 1st district who succeeded Jeff Miller on January 3, 2017. Prior to that, he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 4th district.
Net Worth, Salary and Income
Matt, a member of the Republican Party, is not only a lawyer but has been serving as a politician since 2010. Prior to that, he was working for a law firm in Fort Walton Beach. In March 2010, when Ray Sansom, was charged with corruption, Gaetz ran for the special election and succeeded as Florida House of Representatives 4th district. During his campaign, he raised almost $480,000 in contributions, including $100,000 donations of his own. This marked the beginning of his political career. With his legal and political career, he has amassed a considerable fortune, which sums at a whopping amount of $27 million.
Dating, Girlfriends, and Affairs
Matt is single as of date. Being a Congressman and having lots of responsibilities to carry out, it seems he had been swamped to think about his personal life and personal responsibilities. He is someone who subordinates his own needs to that of his community and nation. Despite being under watchful eyes, none of his romantic entanglements have surfaced in the media.
Parents, Family, and Siblings
Matt was born on May 7, 1982, in Hollywood, Florida, to father Don Gaetz, a Republic Politician and past Senate President, and mother Victoria Quertermous and grew up near Fort Walton Beach. His grandfather, Jerry Gaetz, was a mayor. He has a younger sister named Erin. He was born on a well to do family and grew up in a political environment which sparked his interest in politics and law. He acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 2003 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the College of William and Mary in 2007.
Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Matt stands at a decent height of 5 feet and 7 inches and weighs about 160 lbs. He is of fair complexion with blue eyes and brown hair.