Matt McCoy

Biography

Supervisor Matt McCoy represents Polk County’s Fifth District, which includes the majority of Des Moines’ south side, west side, and a portion of the north side. Matt previously served two terms in the Iowa House and most recently six terms in the Iowa Senate. 

Matt’s civic participation has earned him a number of additional honors, including the Easter Seals of Iowa National Legislative Leadership Award, the Tai Dam Village Award, the Distinguished Service Iowa Award from the Iowa Federation of the Blind, and the Central Iowa Shelter and Services Hero for the Homeless Award. The Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau named him Outstanding Legislator, and Vision Iowa recognized him for his legislative leadership in 2009. 
 
A native south-sider, Matt grew up working at his family’s small business, Seller’s Hardware. After graduating from Dowling High School, he earned a BA degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Matt has one son, Jack, who attends the University of Iowa and he is a member of Plymouth Congregational 

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