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White House Sarah Matthews Father: Who Is Jeffrey Matthews?

Meet Jeffrey Matthews, father of Sarah Matthews, one of the witnesses from the January 6 Capitol Hill riot who was serving as deputy press secretary at the White House. In the article published on Kent State University’s website, Sarah shared that Kayleigh McEnany who she met while working for Trump’s re-election campaign hired her for the job. When Kayleigh took the press secretary position at the White House, she hired Sarah in June 2020.

“In this role, I serve as a spokesperson for President Trump and spend a lot of my day working with the White House press corps,” The North Canton native said for the Kent State Piece. “I also develop messaging strategy, prep Kayleigh for briefings, and staff the president for interviews”.

This article covers details on her marriage, age, career, and other details regarding her age.

Meet Jeffrey Matthews, Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Matthews’s Mother

Jeffrey “Jeff” Matthews is the father of former White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews. He and his wife Heidi welcomed Sarah on 20 February 1995. Sarah is currently working in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis as communications director under Garret Graves.

In February 2022, Sarah testified behind closed doors with the select committee. She told the committee that Trump’s tweet attacking Vice President Mike Pene on January 6 was like “pouring gasoline on the fire”.

During an interview with The Washington Post, Sarah explained that she had been “visibly shaken” by Trump not speaking out against the protesters. When the former president told them, “we love you,” and that they were “very special,” Sarah said she was “disturbed.” As for the reason why she resigned she shared that it was “deeply personal,” maintaining that she “couldn’t walk into the building the following day and act like everything was fine because it was indefensible”.

On One Year Anniversary of Jan. 6, Sarah tweeted, “Make no mistake, the events on the 6th were a coup attempt, a term we’d use had they happened in any other country, and former President Trump failed to meet the moment”. She then added, “While it might be easier to ignore or whitewash the events of that day for political expediency — if we’re going to be morally consistent — we need to acknowledge these hard truths.”

Before resigning, she released a statement that read, “I was honored to serve in the Trump administration and proud of the policies we enacted. As someone who worked in the halls of Congress, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today. I’ll be stepping down from my role, effective immediately. Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power”.

Jeffrey Matthews Wife And Kids

Jeffrey Matthews’s wife is Heidi Matthews (nee Penrod). Jeff and Heidi tied the knots in October 1992. In October 2015, Heidi tweeted, “Feeling thankful for our 23 years together @MatthewsJeff #Anniversary #Loveyoudearly”. In 2022, they have been married for 29 years.

Their marriage blessed them with two children; Sarah and Emily.

Heidi was born in March 1973, which makes her 49 years old. She started her career as a caseworker manager at U.S. House of Representatives – Congressman Ralph Regula in October 2000. She worked in the Ohio District Office for him until January 2009. In March 2009, she joined the social security administration as a service representative in Canton, Ohio. Moreover, she worked in that role for nearly two years.

In January 2011, Heidi took the role of District Director for U.S. Representative House of Representative in Wadsworth, Ohio. In January 2019, she started became District Director at

Heidi is also working in the fitness business and healthy living. She also served as a coach at Beach Body.

Besides her job, Heidi also volunteered at Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a volunteer. She volunteered as Bell Ringer at Salvation Army in 2016. Regarding academic qualifications, Heidi graduated from the University of Mount Union.

More about her daughter, Heidi’s older daughter is Emily Hide Matthews. Emily was born on 18 April 1993. She is 29 years old in July 2022.

Emily is a mother of four children and a military wife. She is working as a digital creator. She is currently based in Texas.

Jeffrey Matthews Age

Jeffrey was born in October 1957. So, in July 2022, his age is 64 years old.

Is Jeffrey Matthews On Instagram?

No, Jeffrey Matthews is not on Instagram. However, he has a Twitter account (@MatthewsJeff).

Jeffrey Matthews Job

According to LinkedIn, Jeffrey Matthews is serving as the Director of the Stark County Board of Elections. He has been serving in that role for more than 31 years, since 1991. From June 2008 to June 2022, he also served as chairman of the Stark County Republican Party.

Jeff worked in that role for 14 years.

Related FAQs

  • Where Does Jeffrey Matthews Reside?

Jeffrey Matthews is residing in Canton, Ohio.

  • Does Jeffrey Matthews Support Donald Trump?

Yes, Jeffrey Matthews supports Donald Trump. Regarding Jeffrey’s opinion on January 6 hearing, TV show host Christina Bobb tweeted, “When asked why Dominion is under such scrutiny @MatthewsJeff claims Trump’s “wild attorneys” (@RudyGiuliani) held hearing to “try to make a name for themselves”.

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