OOIDA adds state legislative affairs director to staff

| 4/9/2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced the addition of a director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.

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Mike Matousek

He is originally from Enterprise, Fla. and graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in political science.

He started his career in legislative affairs by going to Washington, D.C. to work for U.S. Rep. John Mica and later went to work for U.S. Rep. Sam Graves where he was eventually appointed to Legislative Director. Since 2012 he has been on the professional staff for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, working on hearings and legislation and roundtables.

“We look forward to being able to direct even more focus on state activities that affect our members,” said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. “With so many states seeking ways to make it hard for small-business truckers to do business in those states – such as with added tolls or other costs, or taking away various rights such as parking – we can now make sure those issues receive more attention.”

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