Matt Wolfe presents a basic Platform for Philadelphia. By taking a common sense approach and standing up for the citizens and taxpayers of the city, he can affect policy in a positive way to begin the process of rebuilding Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, and Matt Wolfe has been a community activist in West Philadelphia since he was in college. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Spruce Hill Community Association, also serving as its Vice President. He served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of West Philadelphia and was appointed their General Counsel. He has served on the board of the Friends of Clark Park, on the Supervisory Committee of the West Philadelphia Community Credit Union, as a member of the 18th Police District Neighborhood Advisory Committee and Vice Chairman of the Woodland District of the Boy Scouts of America. He is active in his parish, St. Francis DeSales, and has served on the Parish Pastoral Council and as a Eucharistic Minister.
Matt Wolfe is a former Deputy Attorney General. He also served in the administration of Governor Tom Ridge as the Chief Counsel of the Department of Labor and Industry, which played a key role in helping Pennsylvania’s economy grow and attract new jobs. Wolfe and his staff made changes that drove the cost of business down, allowing them to expand in Pennsylvania. While he was Assistant Counsel at the Department of Transportation, he was appointed a Special Assistant District Attorney and Special Prosecutor in several counties to prosecute transportation related summary criminal matters. In Philadelphia, former District Attorney Ron Castille appointed him a Special Assistant District Attorney to represent the city to close down nuisance bars in his neighborhood in West Philly. He helped close down the notorious Times Café and the Purple Fox. He also served with Sam Katz when Sam was on the School Board as a member of the Philadelphia School Board’s Task Force on Scholastics and Sports, which developed academic standards for public school students to meet in order to be eligible for sports and extracurricular activities.
Matt Wolfe has been a devoted Republican since college, is the Chairman of the University City Republican Committee and has served his community for years as a ward leader and committeeman. Wolfe is a lawyer, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova Law School, practicing election law and has taught other lawyers in continuing education classes in the area. He currently maintains his own law office, understanding the challenges that a small business owners face. His law office is in West Philadelphia where he lives with his wife, Denise Furey. He has two adult sons, Jay and Ross.
· Former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General
· Chief Counsel, Department of Labor and Industry
· Assistant Counsel, Department of Transportation
· Special Assistant District Attorney
· Philadelphia School Board’s Task Force on Scholastics and Sports
· Member and former vice president, Spruce Hill Community Association
· Board Member and former General Counsel, Chamber of Commerce of West Philadelphia
· Board of Directors, Friends of Clark Park
· Supervisory Committee, West Philadelphia Community Credit Union
· Member, 18th Police District Neighborhood Advisory Committee
· Vice Chairman, Woodland District of the Boy Scouts of America
· St. Francis DeSales Parish, Paris Pastoral Council, Eucharistic Minister, Sunday School Teacher for over 10 years
· Chairman, University City Republican Committee
· Law Offices of J. Matthew Wolfe