Matthew Gagnon is the Editor in Chief of Pine Tree Politics. Matt grew up in central Maine, in the Bangor suburb of Hampden. Involved in Maine politics from a very young age, Matt studied Political Science at the University of Maine, involving himself in campus and town politics. After UMaine, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he began a career in professional politics.
Matt is currently the Director of Digital Strategy for the Republican Governors Association, and has previously served as the Director of New Media Communications for Maine Senator Susan Collins, and Deputy Director of Digital Strategy at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Also spending some time in the private sector, Matt has a great deal of experience in grassroots and digital politics.
Currently, Matt lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Erin and his five year old son, Alec. He considers himself a Mainer in exile, and looks forward to the day when he is able to return home.