Name: Justin Matheson

Title: Northwest Director

Location: Seattle, WA

Bio: I grew up in Redding, CA., where my father was the local fire chief and our family operated a cattle ranch. I graduated from University of the Pacific, where my passion wasn’t politics—it was playing rugby. However, late in my college career, I got my own political bug and was elected to the President of the College of the Pacific Student Association. After college, I was hired by a Northern California Assemblyman and later that next year, I ran and won my first State Assembly campaign for his replacement. Years following, I served as chief of staff to three California legislators, political director for the California Senate Republicans, Executive Director of the California Hospital Association PAC, and managed dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Working as a general consultant for Revolvis Consulting, I turned my attention to the Northwest and opened our first Seattle office in 2011. Many joked that this move was to support my Seattle Seahawks addiction which I’ve been a season-ticket holder for 15 years. I officially relocated to the Northwest in 2013 and became part of the Axiom family in 2017. I settled in the beautiful community of Gig Harbor, WA with my wife Michelle and our two boys, Brady and Tyler.

What you do at Axiom/how you serve our clients: I serve as a general consultant for campaigns all over the Northwest. In addition to running campaigns and public affairs projects in eight states for Axiom, I’m executive director for Washington State’s Senate Republicans.

Fun fact about you:  I love tracing family genealogy. My grandfather 10 times removed was Isham Randolph, one of his grandsons was some guy named Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson is my 1st cousin 8 times removed.

Your favorite political figure (past or present) & why:  Hands down Captain Meriwether Lewis. My favorite book is Undaunted Courage and I have read numerous books about his life and the expedition. Every day they faced life-threatening dangers, yet they continued. I took my family on a two week adventure last year and we drove the entire Lewis and Clark Trail from Astoria to St. Louis.