Liz Matory grew up in a mixed environment, and is uniquely qualified to represent the diversity of Maryland’s 8th Congressional. A D.C. Native, Liz spent a lot of time growing up in the Montgomery County suburbs as a student at Sidwell Friends School.
Her mother, Rita, is a Filipino immigrant and father, William, now deceased, was an African-American from East St. Louis, Illinois. Both were surgeons at Howard University Hospital. Many members of Liz’s family have served in the military, including her brother, Bill, who is a major in the United States Marine Corps, father (Air Force), aunt (Army), uncles (Navy and Air Force), and paternal grandfather (Filipino and US Army, survivor of the Bataan Death March).
Liz’s family is very important to her. The odds were stacked against them in many ways, but they are all patriots. This upbringing has fueled Liz’s life long commitment to serve her community and country. As an activist and as an entrepreneur, she has worked in primary and higher education, the music industry, in clean energy, and has now formed a women-owned management consulting firm.
Throughout her career, Liz has addressed issues head-on and sought to bring different interests together to create solutions.
She is the only candidate in her race who has looked to find ways to address hyper-polarized politics and systematic corruption. Liz will bring balanced leadership back to Congress.
Born: Feb. 11, 1980 - Washington, D.C.
Residence: Silver Spring (Rock Creek Forest)
B.A. – Columbia University
J.D. – Howard University School of Law
M.B.A. – University of Maryland’s Robert H School of Business