Former SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore joins First Tuesday Strategies as Partner

02 . 07 . 18

South Carolina’s premier political strategy firm expands state and national reach

COLUMBIA, SC – Former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore has joined First Tuesday Strategies as Partner. He will lead First Tuesday’s new public affairs group and help guide the firm’s growing roster of political, nonprofit, and corporate clients. Long noted for his expertise in technology and engineering background, Moore will also expand First Tuesday’s digital and polling efforts.

Moore served as SCGOP Chairman from 2013-2017, the state party’s most successful four-year cycle in history, in terms of election victories. In 2016, his name frequently appeared on the short list of candidates to lead the Republican National Committee.

Most recently, Moore has helped clients solve complex challenges in Washington, D.C. and the states. With over a decade of experience across all levels of government, he has a unique understanding of federal, state, and local issues.

“First Tuesday Strategies is one of the most respected political and grassroots strategy firms in the nation. I’m excited to join as a partner to lead its expansion,” Moore said. “We will continue to take a cutting edge approach to winning campaigns and getting results for clients.”

“Matt Moore’s experience and expertise are second to none. He is one of the nation’s top young Republican strategists and we are honored to welcome him to First Tuesday Strategies,” said Luke Byars, the firm’s managing partner.

Prior to twice being elected S.C. Republican Party Chairman, Moore served as State Director for U.S. Senator Tim Scott, Executive Director for the S.C. Republican Party, Executive Director for the S.C. Club for Growth, Outreach Director for Governor Mark Sanford, Deputy Political Director for the national Republican Governors Association, Deputy Field Director and Software Engineer for the Georgia Republican Party, and Policy Assistant for Governor Sonny Perdue. He has guided hundreds of winning political and grassroots campaigns.

Moore, 35, was raised in rural Tifton, Georgia where his first paying job at just 16 was in a local computer repair shop. He attended public schools before earning the highest academic scholarship awarded by Georgia Tech, where he earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering with honors and minored in law. Moore attended business school at the University of South Carolina, where in 2014 he earned a master’s degree in economics. His research thesis, “The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s 2012 Republican Presidential Primary,” received state and national press coverage for its practical application of economic theory. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.