Matthew Raymer is chief counsel at the Republican National Committee, leading the RNC’s legal efforts nationwide.
As chief counsel, Matt advises the chairman and senior leadership on legal issues affecting all aspects of the RNC’s operations, including fundraising, communications, political activity, litigation, and internal RNC rules and procedures. Matt also serves as counsel to the RNC’s Temporary Committee on Presidential Debates and to the Site Selection Committee for the 2024 and 2028 Republican National Conventions.
A leading political law attorney, Matt previously served as general counsel at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for the 2016 cycle and at the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) from 2017-2020. He began his legal career in BakerHostetler’s Washington, D.C. office, where from 2008-15 he practiced campaign finance and election law and represented clients in state, federal, and international government affairs.
Matt also has written on the problem of “scam PACs.” His article, Fraudulent Political Fundraising in the Age of Super PACs, was published in the Syracuse Law Review.
In addition to his political work, Matt recently completed a four-year term on the Calvert County Ethics Commission, serving as chairman for the past year. In that role, he led the Commission as it advised county officials on ethics matters and conducted related enforcement proceedings.
Originally from Los Angeles, Matt graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Executive Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. Matt and his family live in Maryland.