Representative Matt Gaetz believes that mitigating climate change will take bipartisan cooperation, environmental deregulation and stronger commitments to American innovation. Currently the U.S. Representative for Florida's first district, Gaetz's work focuses on national security, tax reform, regulatory reform, and adherence to constitutional principles. He is devoted to the values upon which our country was founded, earning the nickname of “constitutional conservative champion.”
Gaetz worked as an attorney advocating for more transparent government in Northwest Florida with the Keefe, Anchors & Gordon law firm before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. He recently proposed the Green Real Deal, which he describes as a “common sense rebuttal” to the Green New Deal. This initiative seeks to combat climate change by reducing environmental red tape and reinvesting its focus towards innovation in infrastructure and energy. Gaetz is committed to utilizing conservative principles in order to spur the American economy as the prominent driver against climate change.
He received a B.A. from Florida State University in 2003 and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 2007.