2016 Executive Board
Matt Southwell has lived in Kennesaw, Georgia since April of 1991. After graduating from Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2004, he enrolled at Kennesaw State University in pursuit of an English Education degree. After encountering the hurdles and barriers to entry into the field, he switched majors to English. Shortly thereafter, he began a career in the Information Technology sector and has pursued that career advancement ever since. After starting as tier 1 technical support for Wandering WiFi in 2008 and rising to a Technical Manager position, he left the company in 2013 to work for a Managed Services Provider based in Marietta in order to broaden his skillset and work closer to home.
Matt has always been a politically-minded individual, and has voted in every election since 2004. The 2016 election cycle represented a turning point for him, as well as millions of others across America, and he decided to get more involved with the local party. After serving as secretary of the Young Democrats of Cobb in 2016 he chose to step up as President for 2017, and is honored to accept the position. Matt looks forward to mobilizing the youth of Cobb County to get involved in politics and build on the foundations that turned Cobb County blue in 2016 for the first time since Jimmy Carter.
When he is not working, engaged in political activism, or debating political issues with friends and associates, Matt enjoys spending as much time as possible with his three-year-old son, Kalen.