Matthew A. Kopec is a native of Tucson and proud product of public schools. He holds a degree from the University of Arizona in Political Science & Sociology and currently works as a Council Aide for the City of Tucson.
He serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. In that role, Mr. Kopec helps oversee an approximately $1 million budget. He is also a Board Member of La Paloma Family Services, the children’s foster care, and group home provider of La Frontera.
From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Kopec represented Legislative District 9, which includes part of Amphitheater Public Schools, in the 52nd Legislature. Two of his proudest accomplishments during his tenure were the restoration of state funding for career and technical education programs and expanding KidsCare, the medical insurance program for children from lower-income families. In 2018, before his election to the Board, Matt served on the district’s strategic planning committee.