Candidate for New Hampshire State Representative
Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 3
Matt Wilhelm is a nonprofit leader, husband and father who grew up in Nashua and moved to Manchester after college to lead a team of City Year AmeriCorps members serving in our public schools. Matt has spent his career working to expand opportunities for young people to serve their communities, nation, and world. A past winner of the NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge, he earned his master's of public administration from UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy and currently serves on the board of Girls at Work, Inc. Matt is deeply committed to strengthening community, protecting our democracy, and putting public service before politics.
Matt will work to fund, protect, and strengthen public education and oppose efforts to divert taxpayer money to private, religious, and home schools.
Matt will support efforts to protect and expand access to quality, affordable healtthcare including mental health coverage and smart, compassionate approaches to addiction treatment.
Paid family & medical leave
Working families deserve flexibility that doesn't lead to financial ruin when times get tough. Matt will fight for Granite Staters' economic security and peace of mind when their families need them most.
Matt will work across the aisle to expand pathways for students to earn a debt-free college degree in exchange for full-time service with a qualified AmeriCorps national service program in NH.
Matt supports reforms to make our elections more free and fair. This includes creating an independent redistricting commission, banning corporate campaign contributions, and fighting attempts to make it harder for our neighbors to exercise their right to vote.
The business community has long advocated for expanding passenger rail service from Boston and Lowell to the Manchester Millyard and Airport. Matt will work to leverage readily-available federal funds to finally make this project a reality.
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