Personal Profile

Full Name Matt Shaheen
Hometown Plano
Race White
Occupation Technology and management consulting executive
Education B.S., Randolph-Macon College; M.S., SMU
Spouse: Robyn
Religion Baptist
Church Prestonwood Baptist Church

Matt Shaheen is the representative of Texas’ House District 66. The district includes West Plano and far North Dallas.

He is serving on the Criminal Jurisprudence and the Defense & Veterans' Affairs committee.

Previously, Shaheen served five years as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 1. During that time he served on the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the Council of Governments Criminal Justice Committee.

Before holding office, Shaheen was an appointee of former Gov. Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers where he chaired the board’s Professional Development Committee and also served on the Ethics Committee. Earlier in his civic career, the Shaheen served as the chair of the Plano Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Plano Transition and Revitalization Commission. He also served eight years on the Finance Committee of the Colonial PGA Golf Tournament in Fort Worth.

He has worked as a Technology executive for nearly three decades, including 10 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Matt is a native of Virginia where he received his Bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and won All Conference honors in football. He also holds a Master’s degree from SMU.

Shaheen is married and has three children. His family attends Prestonwood Baptist Church where he serves as an Usher, Deacon and on the church's pregnancy center board. Shaheen also leads a bible study for inmates in the county jail.

Information in this bio was provided by Shaheen's office.
Last updated: March 22, 2015.