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Jurisdiction: Pollocksville

University: Ohio Wesleyan University

Hometown: Clinton, NC

Jose graduated cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in both Political Science and Pre-Law. While at OWU, he served as the student body president and was the first hispanic person to be elected to that position. He was also elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for a three year term. He has previous experience in local government as an extern for the Town of Rockville, Maryland, shadowing Mayor Bridget Newton.


Blog Posts

Forging a Path In Unknown Territories

by Jose Matute

As a first generation college graduate, much of my professional and personal path has consisted of forging a path forward in uncharted territory. I have also found that this is also true post-college. Oftentimes, this reality is anxiety inducing. I find myself pausing in real time wondering if I am …