Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2007, Matt Hudson represents District 80 which includes portions of Collier and Hendry Counties.  In 2014, Matt was elected by his peers in the Florida House to serve in the role of Speaker pro tempore.  In addition to that role he serves as Chairman of the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, a leadership role in which he oversees $31 billion, 40% of Florida’s annual budget.  Matt is proud of his record of passing complex legislation directly addressing the challenges we face, including overhauling Florida’s Department of Health and increasing domestic energy production.  For a complete list of legislation, please see Matt’s accomplishments.

In addition to his legislative service, Matt is very active in our Collier community.  He served as Chairman of the Golden Gate Fire Commission.  Matt also served as President of the Rotary Club of Collier – Golden Gate of which he is a long-standing member.  He served as a member of the Collier County Productivity Community, the Collier County Revenue Commission and as a member of the Golden Gate Community Emergency Response Team.

Matt is a licensed real estate broker with VIP Realty Group and is an instructor at the Naples School of Real Estate.  Prior to his career as a broker, Matt retired from Walgreens after 20 years in management.

Matt moved to Golden Gate Estates in 1990 and was a finalist for “Citizen of the Year of Golden Gate” in 2000.  Raising his children, Chris and Kelsey, in Collier County, Matt was a Golden Gate Volunteer Little League Umpire for 15 years.  Matt is proud that Chris and Kelsey both came back home after college and live and work here in Collier County.

Matt Hudson volunteered to umpire the Junior Little League Softball World Series in 2005. He has volunteered in the community as a little league umpire for 15 years and has done over 1,300 volunteer games in our community. The World Series volunteer assignment is the highest honor a little league volunteer can recieve. Matt feels truly blessed to have represented his community in a world-wide event.

Matt poses with his daughter Kelsey after winning the Women’s Hockey League Championship at Germain Arena. The team was comprised of mostly high school students and Matt volunteered to be Defensive Coach.