Matt Willhite: State Representative District 86

Service   :   Integrity   :   Leadership

Board of Directors, Palm Beach County League of Cities

Member, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Alternate Member, C-51 Canal Working Group

Vice Chair, Palm Beach County Water Resource Task Force

Former Member, Wellington Public Safety Committee

Board Member, Acme Improvement District

Board Member, Wellington Community Foundation

Member, Western Communities Council

Community Service

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Member, American Legion Post 390

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Member, Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of Palm Beach County

Member, Binks Forest Elementary School Advisory Council (SAC)

Member of the Wellington Rotary Club

Member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

Charter Club HOA, Past President

Honor Flight Guardian for six WWII flights

Former member of the West Palm 100

Rusty Gordon LGBT Democratic Caucus

League of Women Voters

Palm Beach County Economic Forum

National Organization for Women

Former District Coordinator for the Fire Fighters Muscular Dystrophy Boot Drives

Amateur Radio Operator

PADI Divemaster

Florida certified Fire Instructor

About Matt Willhite

Matt Willhite is a longtime resident of Palm Beach County with a distinct record of service. Since being elected 2008, he’s served the residents of the Village of Wellington as a Councilman and Vice Mayor.

He’s also served our community since 1996 as a member of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, where is currently holds the rank of Captain.

Matt also served our country for 8 years in the United States Navy as a Corpsman, serving with the 4th ANGLICO of the United States Marine Corps.

Matt and his wife Alexis have two boys, Luke & Mark, and reside in Wellington. He graduated from Lake Worth High School and Palm Beach State College.

  • Public Safety
  • Education
  • Economy and Jobs
  • Health Care
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Retirement Security​


Civic Involvement

About District 86:

Population: 157,949 Residents


Unincorporated Palm Beach County
Village of Wellington
Village of Royal Palm Beach
City of West Palm Beach
Town of Loxahatchee Groves
Town of Haverhill
City of Greenacres

"Matt Willhite is one of the hardest working and community aware leaders in Florida."

County Commissioner Shelley Vana

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