Andy Matthews files for U.S. Congress

Former think tank president running in Nevada’s Third District

Republican congressional candidate Andy Matthews officially filed today for the race in Nevada’s Third Congressional District.

Surrounded by several campaign volunteers, Matthews filed for the June primary election at the Clark County Clerk’s Office, pledging to fight for policy reforms that will increase individual liberty, rein in government and foster economic prosperity.

“Today we take a step toward restoring the principles that Washington has forgotten and that have made our nation a shining example to the rest of the world,” said Matthews, former president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute. “I look forward to an ideas-driven campaign, and to earning the support of Nevadans who are tired of the corruption and the failures of our out-of-control elected officials.”

Matthews in recent weeks has proposed sweeping reforms to federal tax policy and health care policy, and has drawn praise from national leaders such as Grover Norquist and Steve Moore for his proposals.

Matthews is running for the congressional seat currently held by Republican Dr. Joe Heck, who announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Sen. Harry Reid.


Andy Matthews is a dedicated champion for liberty, prosperity and limited government running for Congress in Nevada’s 3rd District. After years as a sports journalist, Andy realized that his true passion was fighting for the principles that made America great. Andy served for nearly four years as the president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a nonpartisan non-profit that focuses on education and fiscal policy in Nevada and the country.