Matt Crescenzo is committed to the ideals and spirit of public service. After high school, he felt the call to serve his community and country when he made the decision to join the Army. Matt was stationed in South Korea and deployed to Afghanistan where he acted as a security officer to visiting dignitaries and high ranking Army leadership.After the military, Matt decided it was time to make his life in his hometown. Born and raised in Saugus, Matt is a graduate of Saugus High School and attends Salem State University. He saw that the district needed true leadership -- leadership that has long been lacking.Matt is running for State Representative to make the government more responsive to the residents of District 9 Essex. He wants to create a better government, one that understands that workers who put in a 40 hour week are entitled to a living wage. That we need to do more to combat the opioid epidemic. That a young single mother and her child shouldn't be condemned to a life of poverty and that opportunity should never be taken away from someone before they're even too old to realize it.Join Matt in making District 9 a better place for all.