Personal Profile

Full Name Matt Schaefer
Age 42
Hometown Tyler
Race White
Occupation US Navy Reserves, LCDR; self-employed attorney; small-scale real estate
Education B.A., Texas Tech University; J.D., Texas Tech Law School
Spouse: Jasilyn
Religion Christian
Church Green Acres Baptist Church

Matt Schaefer is the representative of Texas’ House District 6.

He is serving on the Defense & Veterans' Affairs and Urban Affairs committees.

Schaefer is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and in 2010 he served in Afghanistan near the Iranian border with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. As a civilian, he self-employed working on private legal business ventures in real estate, oil and gas, and legal transaction work. He also served as the director of Senator John Cornyn’s regional office in Tyler.

He played football at Cisco Junior College before heading to Texas Tech to earn a degree in Finance. After college, he worked for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and upon his retirement retirement, Schaefer joined the Navy Reserves while attending law school at Texas Tech, where he graduated with honors.

Previously he advised the chairman of the Texas Sunset Commission, where he worked on major bills dealing with the Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Born and raised in Texas, Schaefer and his wife Jasilyn are proud to make their home in Tyler. Schaefer is a member of the Rose Capital Chapter of the Military Officers Association, and he and his wife are both active members of Green Acres Baptist Church.

Information in this bio was provided by Schaefer's office.
Last updated: March 21, 2015.