Mathew Pitsch

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Mathew Pitsch
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 76
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri – Rolla (1985)
Master'sUniversity of Missouri – Rolla (1986)
Place of birthBuffalo, WY
ProfessionEconomic Development
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Mathew Pitsch is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 76. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Pitsch earned his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla in 1985 and 1986, respectively. His professional experience includes working as CEO/President of McCourt Manufacturing, Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Economic Developer for the Greater Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and leading Western Arkansas – RITA.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Pitsch served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Public Transportation
Advanced Communications and Information Technology



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Mathew Pitsch defeated Bobby Altes in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 76 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMathew Pitsch 53.3% 1,715
Bobby Altes 46.7% 1,503
Total Votes 3,218


Pitsch ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 76. Pitsch was defeated by District 63 incumbent Denny Altes in the May 22 Republican primary.[4][5]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 76 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Altes 57% 1,626
Mathew Pitsch 43% 1,225
Total Votes 2,851


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Pitsch and his wife, Seanna, have four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denny Altes (R)
Arkansas House District 76
Succeeded by