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As a Marine, I answered the call to serve our great nation. I fully understand the sacrifice of service and I look forward to fighting not only for the seat, but for the people of district 68.

-Matt Tito

Veteran & Experienced Businessman

Matt Tito in Marine uniform

Matt Tito served our country in multiple tours of duty alongside America’s finest. Amid what he sees as a lack of local leadership and division in our nation, Matt feels called to serve again, this time for what he considers to be the finest state, in the district he calls home.

Following his time in service, Matt has focused his business development talents in the mental health field. He’s currently working on a tele-health initiative to make access to mental health counseling more available and convenient via digital platforms. Tito says, “I’ve seen the invisible wounds of war last far longer than the physical.” Matt plans to focus on creating greater access to affordable, quality healthcare, especially for our veterans and frontline workers.

Matt was a Captain in the Marine Corps and served for 8 years, including 2 deployments, receiving multiple personal decorations, including the achievement and commendation medals. In 2011, he completed his first combat deployment to the Southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan with the Fifth Marine Regiment during Operation Enduring Freedom.

After Operation Enduring Freedom, Matt deployed with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.

Prior to the Marines, Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in business marketing at Southeastern University, in Lakeland. He’s a lifelong athlete who also played college baseball. After his service as a Marine Corps Officer, Matt took advantage of the GI Bill to further his business expertise, earning his MBA from The University of Miami Herbert Business School, where he was elected by his peers and honored with the Student Leadership Award.

Matt calls St. Petersburg home. He’s active in his Christian faith at Radiant Church, and has worked on local and national republican campaigns. As a baseball fan he loves taking in games at Tropicana field.