Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced that his Western Pennsylvania Director, Matthew Blackburn, will be leaving his office at the end of the month for an opportunity in the private sector.
“Matt has been with me since day one and is one of my closest advisors,” said Senator Toomey. “He has done a terrific job leading my operations in Western Pennsylvania and has helped shape policy and constituent outreach services for over a decade. More importantly though, Matt is a great father and friend. My office and constituents are better off because of Matt’s service. Kris and I wish Matt and his family the very best.”
Matt has served as Senator Toomey’s Western Pennsylvania Director since he assumed office in 2011. Prior to joining Senator Toomey’s Senate office, Matt worked as a member of Senator Toomey’s 2004 and 2010 campaign staff. He also worked for then-Representative Toomey in the U.S. House of Representatives. Additionally, Matt worked for the late U.S. Senator Tom Coburn as a legislative assistant and for a private sector firm that specializes in patent research. 
Senator Toomey’s Western Pennsylvania offices are located in Erie, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.