Matt Schultz

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Matt Schultz is an attorney and a member of the Council Bluffs City Council, a position he has held since 2005. On October 31, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the office of secretary of state and challenge incumbent Democrat Michael Mauro for the position. [1]


  • Associates Degree, Brigham Young University-Idaho (2001) in behavioral sciences
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Iowa (2003) in political science (with honors)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Creighton University School of Law (2006)

Professional experience

Shortly after receiving his law degree, Schultz worked as an associate attorney, first for Katskee, Henatsch & Suing and then later for Smith Peteron Law Firm LLP. In December 2007, he joined the Council Bluffs-based private practice law firm of Schultz & Watson, LLP where he operates as both an attorney and a partner.

Political issues

Illegal immigration

Schultz has stated that if elected as Iowa Secretary of State he will "incorporate the Federal E-Verify system, operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, into" the office's website. [2] E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer to determine whether or not an individual is eligible to work in the country. Schultz argues that promotion of this policy would allow for "not only leveling the playing field for Unions, but making more jobs available to all Iowans.” [3]

Electoral history


See also: Iowa Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [4]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Matt Schultz (R) 47.0%
George Eichhorn (R) 26.9%
Chris Sanger (R) 26.1%
Total votes 164,073

Family life

Schultz currently resides in Iowa with his wife, Zola, and their three children - Levi, Hyrum, and Kendra.

Contact information

209 Pearl Street, First Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: 712-328-4616
Email: MSchultz@CouncilBluffs-IA.Gov

External links

Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State Campaign logo