Matthew Simon


Associate Vice President, Federal and State Relations

Phone: 480-965-0885


Matthew Simon joined the ASU Office of Government Affairs and Community Relations in July 2022 and serves as the Associate Vice President of State and Federal Relations.

Matthew brings a diverse set of experiences from not only his time within the classroom as a high school teacher, but also in state and federal government. Prior to joining Arizona State University, Matthew was Vice President at an Arizona based K-12 education policy advocacy organization where he led the political and policy agenda of the organization.

Having worked in both the Arizona State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, he brings a unique perspective to the inner workings of the legislative process. Matthew served as a Policy Advisory to the Senate Majority, where he advised legislators on K-12 and higher education policy. Matthew’s professional experience also includes serving as U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s Chief of Staff.

He is a proud Teach for America Alumni having served as a 2011 Mississippi Delta Corps Member. A native of Tucson, Arizona and a proud product of Arizona’s public education system, Matthew received both his B.S. in Political Science and his Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University.