Matthew Alton Cartwright is a politician from the Democratic Party and a lawyer from America. Since 2013, he has been the person representing the 8th district of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
He used to represent the 17th district from 2013 to 2019, covering places like Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the Poconos in northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2012, he beat Tim Holden, who had been in office for ten terms, in the Democratic primary.
Later that year, he won the general election against Laureen Cummings, the Republican candidate.
Matt Cartwright Net Worth
Matt Cartwright’s time in politics has been quite the financial success for his family. Since he became a public figure in 2012, their wealth has more than doubled, reaching $12.2 million.
They now own a fancy $1.8 million lake house in New York, a nearly $800,000 home in Washington, DC, and even have their private airplane.
Back in 2011-2012, when Cartwright first entered the political scene, his family’s assets were between $2.5 and $5.5 million.
Their net worth, the total value of what they own minus any debts, was between $1.6 and $4.9 million. So, it’s clear that being in politics has been quite the financial boost for the Cartwrights.
Matt Cartwright’s net worth increased from $3.05 million in 2011 to $6.21 million in 2017 but decreased to $3.31 million in 2018, the year Cartwright won his fourth term by 9.3% with 54.65% of the vote without financial assistance from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Matt Cartwright House
Matt Cartwright’s family has a fancy property on Lake George, New York, worth $1.8 million. They own it through something called the “Hague Personal Residence Trust.” This trust bought the property back in 1999 for about $1.8 million, and as of December 2021, it’s still valued at the same amount.
Since 2013, Cartwright has had a condo in Washington, D.C., that he bought for $795,000. It’s a pretty spacious place, with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, covering 1,988 square feet.
|Net Worth||$4.9 million|
|Full Name||Matthew Alton Cartwright|
|Age||62 years old|
|Date of Birth||May 1, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Occupation||Politician & Lawyer|
|Parents||Father: Alton S. Cartwright |
Mother: Adelaide (Igoe) Cartwright
|Wife||Marion Munley (m. 1985)|
Matt Cartwright Biography
Matt Cartwright was born on May 1, 1961, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Alton S. Cartwright and Adelaide (Igoe) Cartwright.
After finishing high school at Upper Canada College in Toronto in 1979, he went on to Hamilton College, where he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1983.
Cartwright then went to the University of Pennsylvania Law School to study law. He worked hard and served as an editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review for two years, earning his law degree (Juris Doctor) in 1986.
While studying in London at the London School of Economics in 1981, he met his future wife, Marion Munley.
After completing law school, Cartwright worked as an associate in a law firm in Philadelphia, dealing with commercial and securities litigation. In 1988, both Matt and Marion joined the Munley family’s law firm in the Scranton area.
Matt Cartwright Career
Matt Cartwright worked as a lawyer for a long time, 24 years to be exact. He was really good at helping people and businesses with their legal issues. He got his license to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1986 and later in New York in 2005. In 2008, he was even recognized by the International Society of Barristers.
From 2009 to 2012, Cartwright was part of the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. He was also on TV, giving legal advice on a show called “The Law & You” from 2005 to 2011. He even wrote a book about legal cases in 2011.
Besides being a lawyer, Cartwright was involved in politics. He represented Bill Clinton as a delegate at a big event in 1992.
He also did community service and was the District Governor for Rotary International from 2001 to 2002. On top of all this, he received a special award from the Boy Scouts of America in 2010 for helping them out.
His political career began in 2012 when he beat the person who was in charge before “Tim Holden” in the Democratic election and then won the big election.
After that, Cartwright kept winning in the years that followed, even when different people tried to take his job. In 2018, some people thought he might lose, but he didn’t, and his district got a new number, 8th, covering a part of the state.
In the 2020 election, Cartwright won again, doing even better than the person who won the big presidential race in his area. He was one of the few Democrats who kept their jobs in places where Donald Trump won.
In 2022, Cartwright had to compete again, this time against Jim Bognet. He won, but even though he kept his job, the Democrats lost control of the big House of Representatives. Cartwright also got into trouble for being in an advert that talked well about a company that sponsored him.
During all these changes in his job, Cartwright showed that he could handle tough times and still stay in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Matt Cartwright Wife & Children
Matt Cartwright got married to his wife Marion K. Munley on August 10, 1985, in Archbald, Pennsylvania.
They live in Moosic, Pennsylvania, with their sons, Jack Cartwright and Matthew Cartwright. Cartwright follows the Roman Catholic faith.