Matt became National Executive Director following his tenure as Wisconsin Executive Director for American Majority. Under his leadership, the Wisconsin chapter of American Majority has trained 104 winning candidates at the state and local level, held over 100 trainings, and trained more than 3,800 individuals over 3.5 years. During the height of the 2011 union protests in Madison, Matt organized American Majority’s “I Stand with Walker” rally that gathered more than 10,000 patriots to show the nation their support for public sector union reforms. Prior to both Wisconsin recall elections (2011 and 2012), Matt executed training blitzes, to equip hundreds of activists on how to help their candidates at many locations across Wisconsin. Matt has also deployed a massive online army through co-creating a Twitter hashtag – #Wiright – designed to mobilize grassroots conservatives online in an unprecedented way.
Batzel has appeared on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” TMJ4 (Milwaukee), WISC-TV (Madison), FOX 6 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Public Radio and has been quoted in numerous print and online publications including NYTimes.com, ABCNews.com, Politico, Roll Call, FoxBusiness.com, Reuters.com, CNBC.com, MSNBC.com, Yahoo News, Washington Examiner, Chicago Tribune, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also writes columns that have appeared on FOXNation, Townhall.com, Redstate.com, and RightWisconsin.com.
Prior to joining American Majority, Matt gained experience at the state and federal levels, including in all three branches of the federal government. He has a tax law background, having practiced in the private sector for over two years following his graduation from law school. He lives in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin with his wife and four children.