Matt Rosendale, 63, is a conservative proven leader who has dedicated his life to working for Montana. He is the son and brother of U.S. Marines.
Matt and his wife, Jean, have lived at their Glendive ranch for over 20 years. They chose to make Montana home because they love and share Montana values, where faith, family, and community are still important. They’ve been married for 38 years and have three sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Matt’s an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and every year opens up their ranch to the Glendive community so that kids, families, and veterans can hunt, camp, and recreate.
On their ranch, Matt spent many long hours working on the land, helping his neighbors brand and herd cattle, haul crops from the field, and rebuild fences after a prairie fire. Matt knows the value of hard work and the importance of being there to lend a helping hand to your neighbors.
Matt was first called to public service in 2010 when his Glendive neighbors recruited him to run for the Montana Legislature. They asked him to reduce spending and regulations, defend our gun and property rights, and always defend the sanctity of life – and that’s exactly what he did.
In 2014, Matt was elected by his Montana colleagues in the State Senate as the Majority Leader.
By 2016, despite being outspent 4:1, Matt was elected Montana’s State Auditor by nearly 8 points. As State Auditor, Matt cut his operating costs by 23% and the bureaucracy in his office by eliminating seven vacant job positions, and when Montana’s budget was in crisis, he refused a pay increase even when every elected state official – Republican and Democrat – took one.
In 2020 Rosendale became Montana’s at-large Congressman by 12 points. Redistricting in 2022 brought Montana a second US House of Representatives seat, where Matt has easily won and continues to represent the people of Eastern Montana.
As a congressman, Rosendale has championed defending the US Constitution. He is steadfast in his commitment to championing limited government, continuously working to curb excessive spending and eliminate unnecessary regulations.
Throughout his tenure on the Veterans Affairs Committee, he has emerged as a staunch advocate for our Veterans. He has been a relentless advocate to ensure they are recognized for their service and receive the benefits they’ve rightfully earned.
Resolute in his convictions, he stands firm against attempts from the left to halt domestic energy and resource development. Recognizing the crucial role of national energy independence, he actively defends it to safeguard our nation’s economic stability and ensure a prosperous future.