A former alt-rock broadcaster from 1995-2006, Matt Keating (aka DJ Matty) currently works as a political organizer and progressive advocate.
Keating is a former DFA Scholar, Barack Obama Organizing Fellow, and 2008/2012 National Delegate for President Obama.
Politically, Matt has worked as a field organizer for Bill Bradbury for Governor & Ilya Sheyman for Congress, respectively; field manager for the Wisconsin Recall effort and, most recently, as district director for CREDO SuperPac's successful campaign to Take Down Allen West in Florida's 18th Congressional District.
Appointed in 2011, Keating serves on the budget committee at Lane Community College, Eugene, OR.
Recent Political Employment: Consulting, M.J. Ross Group, Inc.; Campaign Manager, Committee to Elect Pat Riggs-Henson; Field Organizer, Bradbury for Governor; Public Option Field Organizer, Democracy for America
Occupational Background: Former broadcaster/disc-jockey for 91X-San Diego, KXMX-Anaheim/Los Angeles, KTCL-Denver, KFLY-Eugene (Clear Channel Communications)
Educational Background: Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society - Lane Community College (Theater Arts); MiraCosta College; San Jose State University (Radio-Television-Film)
Prior Governmental Experience:
Lane Community College Board of Education Budget Committee (appointed, 2011)
Chairman, Democratic 4th Congressional District of Oregon; House District 8 Chair, Democratic Party of Lane County;
Member, Lane County LGBTQ Caucus
Eugene-Springfield Community Organizer, MoveOn.org (2009);
Netroots Scholar, Democracy for America (2009);
Member, The Very Little Theater of Eugene;
Past-president, LCC Theater Arts Department's Student Productions Association (SPA);
Founder/chapter coordinator, Lane Students for Barack Obama; Obama Organizing Fellow, Obama for America (2008);
National Delegate for Obama, 2008 Democratic National Convention