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Previously, Matt Shaheen served five years as Collin County Commissioner for Precinct 1. During his tenure as Commissioner, Matt served on the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the Council of Governments Criminal Justice Committee. Before entering politics, Representative Shaheen was an appointee of Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers where he chaired the board’s Professional Development Committee and also served on the Ethics Committee. Earlier in his civic career, the Representative served as Chairman of the Plano Community Relations Committee and as a member of the Plano Transition and Revitalization Commission. Matt also served eight years on the Finance Committee of the Colonial PGA Golf Tournament in Fort Worth. Representative Shaheen has been married for 21 years and has three children. His family attends Prestonwood Baptist Church where Matt serves as an Usher, Deacon and on the church's pregnancy center board. 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.