About the Campaign

Matt believes in the City of Monessen and the progress that it can make, with a professional and functioning local government. The city may have its problems, but it also has ample assets and caring citizens. When all of those things come together, many positive and progressive things can happen. 

Matt believes that the city can better connect itself to the City of Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Region, as well as the Laurel Highlands - offering low real estate costs and places for small businesses, in a tight-knit community. Together, we can keep up with our existing assets, and address problems within the community, so that we can better the lives of all Monessenites, and attract new citizens to join us. 

Together, we can create a better place in which to live, work, play, and do business.


To rise from a farm and wasteland to a modern little city in this length of time is indeed a challenge to the world. I fill with pride, and swell out my chest when I think of Monessen.
— Colonel James M. Schoonmaker, Jan. 25, 1914. Monessen Board of Trade Banquet.