Matthew Hunter is passionate about socioeconomic justice and improving people’s lives through organized labor. Having only a G.E.D, he began his career with San Diego Gas and Electric at the age of 25. From there, he progressed from a general laborer to a registered Cathodic Electrician with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (N.A.C.E) over a 13-year period. Matthew is presently the subject matter expert and lead trainer in regards to corrosion control at San Diego Gas and Electric.
Not long after his initial hiring, Matthew found himself engaging with the local union and advocating for others through the collective bargaining agreement. In 2017, he became the Political Registrar and a Shop Steward for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 465. In taking the role of the Political Registrar, Matthew advocates for working families locally and in Sacramento along with engaging local union memberships concerning the importance of political participation.
Matthew is a native to San Diego, California who grew up in East County. He is committed to building alliances that strengthen the ability of all working class people, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation to better their lives and the lives of their families through their labor.