Matthew A. Kearney grew up in the Nordonia Hills community located in Northeast Ohio. In 2008, he graduated from Nordonia Hills High School located in Macedonia. As a proud “Knight,” Matthew was active in the High School’s Leadership Team and Student Council. As a good “Zip!”, Matthew attended The University of Akron in 2012 and received his Bachelor of Arts in History, with a Minor in Poli-Science and Pre-Law. Matthew was appointed to The University of Akron Student Government- Judicial Branch and served in the United States House of Representatives in Congressman Jim Renacci’s Office in Wadsworth, Ohio. Prior to attending The University of Akron, Matthew attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was elected Student Government President of the Western Campus and Vice-President of the Joint Student Council serving the students at all three of Cuyahoga Community College’s campuses. During his time at Cuyahoga Community College, Matthew also served in the United States Senate in the late Senator George V. Voinovich’s Office in Washington, D.C. In 2015, he graduated from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Civil Litigation. Before graduating from law school, Matthew married Brandy, his college sweetheart.