BioState Representative Matt Pierce was born in Newton County, Indiana. He has lived in Bloomington since 1980.
He received a BA in Telecommunications and Political Science from Indiana University in 1984. In 1987, he graduated from the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington. He has been admitted to practice law in Indiana, Colorado, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
Matt was an intern for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance and served as a legal clerk for the National Association of Broadcasters.
From 1999 through 2001, Representative Pierce served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Baron Hill (9th District–Indiana).
He served as the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998. He began working for the Indiana General Assembly in 1988 and has held the positions of Legislative Assistant, Research and Policy Analyst, and both Majority and Minority Attorney.
Matt first became involved in local government as a consumer watchdog on the Bloomington Telecommunications Council. In 1995, he was elected to represent Bloomington's Third District on the City Council.
Representative Pierce was first elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2002.