Matthew Broaddus, City Council Position 1

Personal History

Councilmember Broaddus is a long-time resident of Lake Jackson. Mr. Broaddus attended K-12 in BISD schools and graduated from Brazoswood High School in 1996. He received a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2001, an MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 2006 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in 2009. Mr. Broaddus is presently a practicing attorney who focuses on intellectual property litigation. Before practicing law, Mr. Broaddus spent five years working as a software engineer in the NASA Space Shuttle program at Johnson Space Center. While working for the manned space flight program, Mr. Broaddus earned his MBA with a focus on the management of technology.

Community Involvement

Councilmember Broaddus was elected to City Council in May of 2017 after moving his family back home to Lake Jackson one year earlier. He is married to Natalie (Sharp) Broaddus, also a lifetime resident of Lake Jackson, who works as an attorney in the Civil Division of the Brazoria County District Attorney's Office. Their two daughters, Audrey and Charlotte, represent the fifth generation of Mr. Broaddus's family to live and work in the Brazosport area.