Legislative Affairs Team
Director of Legislative Affairs
Matt joined Pro-Life Wisconsin as the organization’s Director of Legislative Affairs in 2003. Public policy and politics are his passion. A 1991 political science graduate from the University of Notre Dame and a former legislative aide in both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate, Matt has studied and directly participated in the political process for over fifteen years. He served as the Director of Legislation for the Wisconsin Hospital Association for three years before joining Pro-Life Wisconsin. Matt’s expertise in the policy and politics of the pro-life movement in Wisconsin, combined with his ability to clearly articulate the 100%, total protection position of Pro-Life Wisconsin makes him an effective lobbyist on behalf of preborn babies and all innocent, vulnerable people, including the aged and disabled. He effectively educates grassroots pro-lifers to influence their own state legislators and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as the morning-after pill, reproductive technology, and end of life issues.
Matt lives in Cambridge with his wife Rebecca and their four children.
Kirby is Pro-Life Wisconsin’s legal counsel, and his expertise is indispensable to our political/educational non-profit organization. Kirby’s pro bono work includes private and public testimony at the State Capitol in support of our legislative agenda. He also assists Pro-Life Wisconsin’s educational work, editing pro-life documents, speaking on pro-life topics and consulting.
A graduate of UW-Madison Law School, Kirby served as Assistant Counsel for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and also worked for the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). Kirby is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Captain having served over 12 years on active duty. Now in private practice, Kirby and his wife Judith live in Madison.