|Mayor of Fairmont, West Virginia |
January 13, 2009 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||S. Scott Sears|
|Succeeded by||Bill Burdick|
|Fairmont 9th district City Councilman|
|Preceded by||Ron Straight|
|Succeeded by||Ron Straight|
May 22, 1986 |
Fairmont, West Virginia
|Residence||Fairmont, West Virginia|
|Alma mater||West Virginia University (B.A.)
West Virginia University Law School
Matt Delligatti is the former mayor of Fairmont, West Virginia, the county seat of Marion County. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In January 2009, he became the youngest mayor in Fairmont's history at age 22, only two years after being elected the youngest ever member of Fairmont's City Council. Delligatti was born on May 22, 1986 at Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont, West Virginia.
He is currently a managing partner at Kettering Delligatti Law Offices, a firm he founded in Fairmont with longtime friend Paul Kettering.
In January 2007 at the age of twenty, Delligatti became the youngest ever city councilman of Fairmont after winning an election in November 2006. Matt and his older brother Anthony ran the campaign together.
On January 14, 2009 at the age of twenty-two, Delligatti was chosen mayor of Fairmont by a 5-3 vote of the city council, becoming the youngest person ever to hold that title.
He graduated from West Virginia University in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. In 2007, Delligatti became West Virginia University's 18th recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The Truman Foundation gives out these awards annually to a select few American students who are dedicated to public service. Delligatti graduated in 2008 from West Virginia University where he received the Order of Augusta, an award of academic excellence granted to eight students annually. He received his Juris Doctorate from the West Virginia University College of Law.
In 2004 Matt won the West Virginia AAA high school state wrestling tournament at the 189 pound weight class.
|2006||Matt Delligatti||1,808||39.1%||Dave Shaw||1,208||26.1%||Nicky Arcure||1,094||23.7%||Jack Decker||513||11.0%|
- Kettering, Delligatti team to open legal practice, Times West Virginian, Retrieved 19 February 2014