Matthew Hurtt   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Matthew Hurtt

Matthew Hurtt is a copywriter for Response America, a direct mail fundraising firm that has raised millions of dollars for Republican clients.

Hurtt got his start in national conservative politics in 2009 when he joined the Leadership Institute as a Regional Field Coordinator. In that capacity, he molded conservative and libertarian college students into effective activists. He also helped launch, which is now the number one site for college news.

Hurtt was very active in local politics in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and ran for local office at the age of 19. He was an outspoken conservative on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, where he hosted a talk radio show and contributed to the school's newspaper.

Matthew Hurtt is Chairman of the Arlington Falls Church Young Republicans, the largest YR group in Virginia, and served as a Mitt Romney-bound, Ron Paul-supporting delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. Additionally, he staffs Virginia's Republican National Committeeman -- Morton Blackwell -- at semi-annual meetings of the RNC.