Matt Swanson - District 1

Matt Swanson

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Year(s) in office
Elected in November 2022; took office January 2023

Other public offices held

  • Three-term alderman, City of Wentzville
  • Board member, Wentzville Parks and Recreation


  • Immanuel Lutheran, St. Charles (K-8)
  • Graduated from St. Charles High School
  • Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Bachelor of Science in Education 
  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Master of Arts in Educational Administration

Educator in American History, Fort Zumwalt School District

Length of residency in St. Charles County
Lifelong resident

Community involvement
Serving others is a trait instilled in Matt by his parents. He is a member of numerous community organizations and is a strong advocate for the Wentzville Historical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. You will find Matt at numerous events promoting our county and country. His focus has always been on making our community better, especially when it comes to our roads and parks. 

Awards and recognitions

  • Public Official Achievement Award, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, 2019
  • "Teacher of the Year" for the State of Missouri, Sons of the American Revolution, 2016
  • "Teacher of the Year" nominee seven times, Fort Zumwalt School District

I live in Wentzville with my wife, Jackie. We have two children, Mackenzie and Scott. We enjoy the outdoors and traveling as a family.

What is the biggest challenge for our county?
One of the biggest challenges that we face in St. Charles County are our roads and that the roads in District 1 need immediate attention. This is a very complex issue because it involves numerous local municipalities, state agencies, and the County to make our roads safer. 

What notable goals do you have for your office/the county?
I will be straightforward, honest, and responsive. I am committed to listening to the residents and being their voice in our County government. 

Where do you suggest residents get their news about the county and local government?

  • County website
  • County social media
  • Local media outlets

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