“Live Free or Die” isn’t just a slogan to Matt Mowers, it’s a value he personally embodied everyday he worked as a diplomat in President Trump’s Department of State.
Matt saw first-hand how oppressive socialist regimes have eroded the freedoms of their own citizens, but also how strong and decisive American leadership can serve as a symbol of hope for those around the world. Now Matt sees America’s freedoms fading because of radical socialists in Washington – and he is running for Congress to fight back and protect those liberties for future generations of Granite Staters.
As the Senior White House Advisor at the State Department, Matt advised the U.S. Secretary of State and was engaged on issues including North Korea, immigration reform, defeating ISIS, and ensuring religious freedom. Later he helped lead the $6 billion United States’ global HIV program (PEPFAR) which has saved over 15 million lives and led to 2.6 million babies being born HIV-free. In that role, he engaged world leaders, faith-based organizations and the private sector to enhance outcomes, while working to secure unanimous, bi-partisan support in Congress to re-authorize this life-saving program. Matt also spearheaded efforts to bring humanitarian assistance to the people suffering under the socialist regime in Venezuela, a country he lived in briefly during his childhood.
Prior to Matt’s diplomatic experience, he served as a senior official on the historic Trump-Pence Presidential campaign and the subsequent transition team, capping a ten-year career of advising political leaders including Governor Chris Christie and helping lead the New Hampshire Republican Party as its Executive Director.
An Eagle Scout raised in a middle-class home valuing hard work over handouts, Matt worked full time while earning his degree from Rutgers University.
The son of a bartender and a construction worker, Matt’s father’s work took him all over the world, including as a diver on the construction of the Seabrook Power Plant while living in Hampton Beach.
Matt is married to Cassie Spodak and lives in Bedford.