Matt Keogh grew up in the Kelmscott Hills, attending St Francis Xavier Primary School and playing for Armadale City Junior Soccer before starting his legal career in the Armadale area.
Matt remains an active member of his church and was a former youth group leader in Armadale and a volunteer with St Vinnies.
Matt served as a member of the Community Reference Group of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority to make sure local residents were heard in planning decisions.
Matt’s mother is a teacher and his dad works in a hospital. Matt’s brother and sister are also teachers. Given his close ties with teachers and hospital workers - Matt was inspired to run in Burt to stand up against the Liberal Government's massive and harmful cuts to health and education.
Matt met his wife Annabel while studying Law at Notre Dame University and they are expecting their first child in late July.
As President of the Law Society Matt worked to mentor junior lawyers, students and young community leaders across WA.
Matt was also inspired to stand up for his local area by Alannah MacTiernan who he worked for when she was Infrastructure Minister and Member for Armadale.
Matt knows, understands and loves Burt and is running in order to stand up for locals.