Matthew Winslow

Deputy Conference Leader

District 7

Franklin, Granville


Matthew Winslow is a pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom conservative.

Matt Winslow is a native North Carolinian from the northeastern part of our great state. His first paid job at sixteen years old was cleaning out hog houses, as the grandson of a multi-generational farmer, it was something he felt qualified to do. Born to a teen mom, Matt knows what it’s like to depend on the government for basic needs, but he also saw how hard his mother worked to be able to eventually support her family without assistance. That kind of upbringing made him not only compassionate for others, but it drove him to overcome adversity.

As a first-generation college student, Matt utilized student loans, several jobs, and grants to pay his way through college. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Urban and Regional Planning and Development. Later he used his background as a county planning and inspections director to start a career in home building and development. As a small business owner, he champions present and future entrepreneurs by chairing The Committee of 100, serving on the Economic Development Committee and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce boards in order to stimulate growth and provide opportunities for businesses to flourish. Matt is also a member of the Master Layout Planning Committee for the Triangle North Regional Airport and the Comprehensive Development Plan Steering Committee.

Because of his life experiences, Matt has always given back to his community by serving at church, adopting local public schools, partnering with Wake County Habitat for Humanity, The Education Foundation, and Homes for Hope. As a proponent of supporting the local community, Matt has invested in his community by purchasing and restoring downtown buildings to help revitalize the area. For his exceptional leadership skills, he was named C12’s Member of the Year. For the past five years, Matt’s company, Winslow Homes has been voted The Wake Weekly’s Best of the Best for Local Builder, and a WRAL Viewer’s Choice Best Builder. More recently, Winslow Homes was awarded Business of the Year by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Career highlights include:

Undergraduate in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University
Planning and Inspections Director Franklin County
Acquisitions and Development Manager Denmark Construction
Owner Winslow Homes
Voted Best of the Best Builder 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
C12 Member of the Year
Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2018
Franklin County Home Builder Association President
Committee of 100 Chair
Franklin County Economic Development Chair
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair
Franklin County Education Foundation Board Member
Committee Member Franklin County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
Committee Member Triangle North Executive Airport Master Plan Update Committee
Married to his high school sweetheart, Matthew lives on a farm in Franklin County with his wife, Marquita, their kids, Delaney and Hudson, and two super spoiled rescues that are more like family than pets.