University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kevin J. Matzek is a highly-regarded political and policy professional with 21 years of experience in and around state government. As the Chief of Staff for the Senate Republican Caucus for eight years, Mr. Matzek led the execution of the caucus’s legislative agenda, developed policy expertise on a wide variety of issues, and oversaw campaign efforts that resulted in the caucus winning the majority in the 2016 election. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Mr. Matzek served as Legislative Director for the Senate Republican Caucus. Previously, he worked for the Minnesota House Republican Caucus for seven years in key positions including as Chief of Staff and as the Committee Administrator for two different committees – the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Public Safety Policy & Finance Committee. Mr. Matzek has also worked as the Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Minnesota. Currently, Mr. Matzek serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Government Relations Council (MGRC). The MGRC serves Government Relations Professionals by providing advocacy, professional development, networking, and enhanced working experience inside and outside the Capitol. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he lives in Golden Valley with his wife Julie and three kids.