Tim is a Kitsap County native, born and raised in Bremerton. He graduated from West High School, and attended Olympic College. He became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 1968.
He and his wife, Donna, decided that Port Orchard was the place they wanted to raise their family. They have lived here for over 40 years, and their four children and eleven grandchildren are also living in the Port Orchard area.
He retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1993, where he worked in Shop 31, Shop 38, and as a code 133 Ships Mechanical Systems Inspector. He served seven years in the Bremerton Army National Guard. He and his wife are long time members of Bethany Lutheran Church located in Port Orchard.
He served as chair of the Port Orchard Planning Commission; chair of the Kitsap County Board of Equalization; and served as president of Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners, a countywide community-based organization advocating protection of private property rights.
Presently, he is serving the citizens of Port Orchard as Mayor since his election in 2011.
Read a Letter to the Citizens of Port Orchard from Mayor Tim Matthes in which he clearly stands by his principles and lists his intentions to continue in service to the people of this great city.
Tim speaks boldy and with candor as he presents his take on campaign endorsements:
"Often times endorsements are thinly disguised forms of payback for a favor, or involve some unofficial agreement. The fact that money has not passed from one person to another is irrelevant."
A Brighter Future
As the Mayor of Port Orchard, the most impactful shift I have noticed in the city has been a positive attitude change in businesses and property owners. From welcoming support of new-comers to increasing involvement in community events, there is an air of excitement and anticipation of a brighter future in our city.
I have a 40+ year history of local community involvement.
I have witnessed firsthand how issues and decisions that should have preserved our legacy have been made privately by small groups, uninterested in the public’s involvement, wishes, and desires.
My campaign is not about an elected official, past or present, or a national party. It is about being a Mayor who continues to put the interests of citizens and community first.
It is about listening to understand issues most important to the public, it is about acting fairly and with integrity, and it is about treating people with honesty and respect. This is what matters. Let’s preserve our legacy and create our future—together.
ReElect Tim Matthes.
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