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A lifelong Washingtonian with
common sense solutions.

Why I’m Running

I am running for Congress because as a lifelong Washingtonian, and father of four small children, I believe my family and yours deserve a better and safer Washington. For too long, Washington has been heading in the wrong direction. Crime continues to rise. Drug abuse is out of control. And the homeless situation in our state has hit a breaking point. Yet, no one is doing anything about it. Our state is in desperate need of a leader to step-up to the plate and take these issues head on. We need commonsense solutions, not more job-killing tax hikes and reckless spending. I am ready to fight back against those who have turned a blind eye to the issues plaguing our state, the issues that no one ever seems to deal with. I love Washington. I was born and raised here and want my children to have the same opportunities I had growing up. I am running for Congress to fight for you and to fight for our future, because Washington is worth fighting for.

About Matt

Matt Larkin was born and raised in Washington. His family is from Washington and they’ve lived here for over 165 years. He loves his home and is a proud Washingtonian. He and his wife Shelly are proud parents of four young children.

After graduating with a double major from Westmont College, Matt went to law school at Gonzaga University. He later earned a Master’s of Law Degree (LLM), from George Washington University School of Law. He had the honor of working in the White House before returning home to Washington to join his family’s manufacturing business. He is an experienced attorney, an active member of the Washington and Oregon Bar Associations, and is licensed to practice law in both states. Matt’s experience also includes a brief time serving as a criminal Prosecutor where he worked every day to make Washington a safer place to live.

He is currently working with his family’s manufacturing business, a 3rd generation company located in Washington. The company employs over 550 people and makes products, here in the U.S.A., that bring clean drinking water to people all over the world.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time outdoors, riding bikes and kayaking with his family. Matt also coaches his children in YMCA youth basketball and little league baseball. The Larkin Family are members at Timberlake Church and they are actively involved in the community, including helping charities that support our first responders, the homeless and victims of domestic violence. He also sits on the Board of Trustees at the Evergreen Health Foundation.

Matt entered this race because we are out of time. Washington can’t continue to go in this same direction. Washingtonians need a fresh perspective and commonsense solutions to the problems facing our state. Washington deserves a Congressman who will fight for them because Washington is worth fighting for.

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Latest News

Pierce County Republicans Endorse Matt Larkin for Congress

September 9, 2021

(REDMOND, WA) – The Pierce County Republican Party chose to endorse a candidate in advance of the upcoming primary election, following a unanimous vote by the Pierce County Republican Central Committee… Read More

Matt Larkin Announces He Will Run Against Kim Schrier in 2022

May 25, 2021

Former Washington State Attorney General candidate Matt Larkin announced last week that he plans to throw his hat in the ring again in 2022 and challenge 8th District Representative Kim Schrier… Read More

An aspiring congressional candidate unveils novel campaign slogan: 'Make crime illegal again'

May 22, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Washington state congressional candidate Matt Larkin is running on a tough-on-crime platform based on supporting law enforcement in an effort to “make crime illegal again” amid skyrocketing crime and failed liberal leadership in Seattle… Read More

Republican Matt Larkin to run against Rep. Schrier in 8th district

May 19, 2021

Job-killing tax hikes and reckless spending are some of the reasons former state attorney general candidate Matt Larkin lists for announcing his run for Congress. “That’s what I ran on last time and that’s what I’m going to continue to run on because nothing’s gotten better… Read More