Legislative and Redistricting Update
Dec 16, 2021
Rep. Matt Shaheen
Legislative and Redistricting Update


State Representative Matt Shaheen serves the citizens of District 66 in the Texas House of Representatives, representing West Plano and far North Dallas. He currently sits on the Human Services and the State Affairs House Committees. Previously, Representative Shaheen served five years on the Collin County Commissioners Court representing the citizens of Precinct 1.  As a Commissioner, he represented Collin County on the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the North Texas Criminal Justice Committee.

Before entering politics, Representative Shaheen was appointed by then Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers where he chaired the board's Professional Development Committee and served on the Ethics Committee. A technology executive with 30 years of experience, the Representative specializes in corporate digital transformations.  He and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 28 years, and they have three children together. They attend Prestonwood Baptist Church where Representative Shaheen serves as a Deacon, greeter, and has volunteered for years at the church's crisis pregnancy center.

Representative Shaheen is a native of Virginia where he received his Bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon College and won All Conference honors in football. He also holds a Master's degree from SMU.