The Washington Prayer Caucus Network is part of an unprecedented, nationwide movement of praying legislators and citizens that is sweeping the nation to preserve America’s spiritual heritage and protect individual religious liberty. We are committed to:
The Washington Legislative Prayer Caucus is an official Washington Caucus whose members are state legislators committed to advancing policies and initiatives that promote religious freedom, America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, and prayer.
Representative Matt Shea
Washington Legislative Prayer Caucus
Representative Matt Shea is a fourth-generation Eastern Washington resident. His family operated one of the first stagecoaches in Washington. Matt grew up in Spokane Valley where he attended school. Later, he earned a BA in history and political science at Gonzaga University, and graduated cum laude from Gonzaga School of Law.
After completing Gonzaga University’s ROTC program as a distinguished military graduate, Matt earned a commission in the U.S. Army. He served two combat tours, including eight months as a platoon leader in Bosnia and 11 months as a company commander and logistics officer in Iraq. For his service, Matt was awarded a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge, among many other awards and commendations.
Matt was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in November 2008, service the 4th Legislative District, which includes the greater Spokane Valley to the Idaho border.
Representative Matt Shea is recognized nationally as a Constitutional Conservative and a pro-liberty legislator. His vision is to see a God-honoring Constitutional Republic restored and to ensure that current and future generations can live in peace, prosperity and freedom.
Matt helped to spearhead “The Freedom Agenda” – legislation based on defending the Constitution, state and national security, property rights, gun ownership, public safety, veterans, and the sanctity of human life, while promoting lower taxes, less government and more freedom. He also believes that by limiting government, the free enterprise system will be empowered to grow small businesses and created more jobs in the private sector.
Since 2010, Matt has served as Republican assistant floor leader in the Washington House of Representatives, using his leadership experience as a private practice attorney in Spokane to help manage legislation and debate on the House floor.
As the ranking Republican on the House Environment Committee, Matt Insists legislative decisions are based on sound, peer-reviewed science that protects both the state’s environment and jobs that preserve Washington’s quality of life.
Matt is a member of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a nationwide network of more than 1,000 attorneys dedicated to preserving religious freedom. He is co-founder of the Washington Family Foundation, which later merged with the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Also, Matt is host of “Patriot Radio” on the American Christian Network.
As the battles intensity in the halls of government, we are inviting churches, prayer groups, and individuals to strategically engage by “Adopting a Lawmaker” and extending a shield of protection over their “charge” – praying for a designated lawmaker every day until this session expires.
Will you be Watchmen on the Wall with us?
You can join as a church or prayer group and we’ll assign the lawmaker, or you can join as an individual and commit to praying for your state representatives. Either way, we’ll send you information about your legislator and contact information as a reminder to faithfully pray.