Candidate for: Magisterial District Judge
Matt Rudzki currently serves as the Mayor of Sharpsburg, previously served on Sharpsburg Council from 2011-2017, and learned first-hand the value of community service from his father, who retired as the Sharpsburg Police Chief after 41 years of service. During his time in public service, Matt has received a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence (2018) and been named the HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh Legislator of the Year (2018).
Matt practices law as an associate with the firm Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP. Previously he practiced with Giuffre Law Office in Aspinwall, clerked at Sheerer Law in Sharpsburg, and held an internship with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.
Matt’s practice covers many areas of law, with focuses on school & municipal law, estate planning & administration, real estate, and personal injury. Matt is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, has served on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Board of Arbitrators, and on three different occasions has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Pennsylvania Rising Star.
Matt is a lifelong Sharpsburg resident and graduated from the Fox Chapel Area High School in 2004. He received his BA in History and German from Washington & Jefferson College in 2008, belonged to multiple honor societies, and is enshrined in the Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in cross country and track & field. Matt graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2013, where he participated on the International Law Moot Court team. Matt was awarded a fellowship with the Austrian-American Educational Commission, administered by the Fulbright Program, during which he spent a year in Austria teaching English at two high schools.
In addition, Matt was a member of the St. Juan Diego Parish Pastoral Council prior to parish consolidation and serves on the Fox Chapel District Association, Second Harvest Campaign Committee, Sharpsburg Historical Commission, Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization, and the Volunteers of America: Youth Empowerment Project Advisory Board.
Matt, his wife Bridget, and their daughter Lydia live in Sharpsburg. In their spare time, Matt and his family enjoy biking, kayaking, skiing, and cheering on Pittsburgh’s sports teams, especially the Penguins.