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  Varilek, Matthew
NameMatthew Varilek
Address2108 S. Center Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota , United States
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
ContributorHikikomori Blitzkrieg!
Last ModifedHikikomori Blitzkrieg!
Oct 25, 2012 02:04pm
Tags Caucasian - Czech - Anti-Gay Marriage - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Married - Straight -
InfoMatt Varilek is a fourth-generation South Dakotan. He was born in Yankton, and has deep roots in the Czech-American farming communities of rural Yankton and Bon Homme Counties. Matt attended his first “Czech Days” celebration in Tabor, South Dakota when he was just one month old, and he hasn’t missed many Czech Days since.

For nearly seven years, Matt served as the Economic Development Director for U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, assisting the Senator’s efforts to boost job creation by partnering with small businesses and community leaders across South Dakota. Working together with members of both major political parties, Matt contributed to the creation and retention of jobs in every corner of our state. He helped with successful efforts to expand industrial parks, build business incubators and scientific research facilities, and upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure, among other things. Matt also worked for U.S. Senator Tom Daschle in a similar capacity.

Prior to his public service, Matt added to his private sector experience by spending four years as a market analyst at an energy commodities brokerage. Matt has also served as a teaching assistant, and he worked his way through high school and college, earning money as a hired hand for local farmers, and as a security guard, dish washer, paper boy, and burger flipper, just to name a few.

Matt graduated from Yankton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Carleton College in Minnesota. He also earned two master’s degrees related to economics — the first from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the second from the University of Cambridge in England.

Matt and his wife, Maggie, reside in Sioux Falls with their two adorable daughters, Willa (3) and Mae (1).


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May 15, 2013 04:40pm Announcement Varilek Appointed Regional Administrator For SBA  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 

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  11/06/2012 SD - At-Large Lost 42.55% (-14.90%)
  06/05/2012 SD At-Large - D Primary Won 71.92% (+43.85%)
C00507350 Matt Varilek for South Dakota $ 3732.73