Rep. Matt Dowling, 51st Legislative District
A native son of the 51st Legislative District, Rep. Matt Dowling brings a common sense approach to state government issues. Matt will continue to apply his strong business background and a conservative approach to budgetary matters in an effort to protect the already overburdened taxpayers in Pennsylvania.
Matt’s business acumen was applied after receiving a quality education at Uniontown Area High School and nearby Waynesburg College, where his conservative family values were nurtured. Matt created his own small business, Coordinated 360, a video production and event management provider which serves residents and businesses in the region.
As a job-creator, Matt knows that small businesses are the backbone of economic vitality in Pennsylvania. Small businesses account for a significant share of the state’s economic production and hiring, with nearly 1 million small businesses in existence.
In addition to economic issues, Matt is pro-life, a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and is dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of all Pennsylvanians.
Matt continues to be devoted to his community through volunteer work with a number of groups, including his involvement with his wife, Rebecca, in founding the Dowling Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Fayette, which aids in assisting local non-profit agencies. They also founded the annual “Share the Spirit” event that has raised significant funds for community services.
Matt serves as member of the Uniontown Planning Commission, is a former member of the Fayette County Behavioral Services Board and a former director of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.
As a member of the Rotary, Matt currently serves as District Governor for the seven-county region.
Matt and Rebecca have two sons, W. Pierce Dowling and Preston Dowling.
The 51st Legislative District is made up of parts of Fayette and Somerset counties. In Fayette County, the district includes the city of Uniontown and the townships of Georges, German, Henry Clay, Nicholson, South Union, Springfield, Springhill, Stewart and Wharton and the boroughs of Fairchance, Markleysburg, Ohiopyle, Point Marion and Smithfield.
In Somerset County, the district includes the townships of Addison, Elk Lick, Lower Turkeyfoot, Summit and Upper Turkeyfoot and the boroughs of Addison, Confluence, Garrett, Meyersdale, Salisbury and Ursina. The total population of the district is 63,028.