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Matt Rinaldi
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Texas House of Representatives, District 115
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
J.D.Boston School of Law, 2001
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Matt Rinaldi is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Previously, Rinaldi was the Republican candidate for judge of Texas District 191 Court in 2010.


Rinaldi earned his B.B.A. from James Madison University and his J.D. from the Boston School of Law in 2001.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Livestock
Business & Industry



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Matt Rinaldi defeated incumbent Bennett Ratliff in the Republican primary. Paul Stafford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rinaldi defeated Stafford and Kim Kelley (L) in the general election.[1][2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 115 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Rinaldi 57.1% 16,999
     Democratic Paul Stafford 39.5% 11,767
     Libertarian Kim Kelley 3.4% 999
Total Votes 29,765


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rinaldi ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 115. Rinaldi was defeated by Steve Nguyen and Bennett Ratliff in the May 29 primary election.[4][5]

Texas House of Representatives District 115 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Nguyen (advanced to runoff) 35% 3,081
Green check mark transparent.pngBennett Ratliff (advanced to runoff) 30.1% 2,644
Matt Rinaldi 26.6% 2,338
Andy Olivo 5.1% 452
Lib Grimmett 3.2% 278
Total Votes 8,793


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Rinaldi has a wife, Corley.

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Preceded by
Bennett Ratliff (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 115
Succeeded by