Wayne Matewsky

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Wayne Matewsky
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 28th Middlesex District
In office
2013 – January 7, 2015
Preceded by Stephen Stat Smith
Succeeded by Joe McGonagle
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Everett, Massachusetts

Wayne Matewsky is a former American state legislator who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015. He is an Everett resident and a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected in 2013 in a special election to succeed Stephen Stat Smith, who resigned after pleading guilty to his role in a voter fraud scheme. In addition to serving as a state representative, Matewsky was a member of the Everett Common Council from 1981 to 2014 and an aide to Smith.

Shortly after winning the Democratic nomination, Matewsky received negative attention for allegedly mocking a disabled child in a restaurant and berating staff for seating him near the child.[1][2] In December 2013, two former campaign workers sued Matewsky seeking payment for services provided.[3] On January 30, 2014, he was arrested on a civil warrant for failing to pay $446 to one of his former campaign workers. Matewsky paid the bill in court and the case was dismissed. Matewsky claimed that the arrest was part of a "smear campaign" and accused his former worker of not cashing a check in order to discredit him.[4]

Joe McGonagle defeated Matewsky in the 2014 Democratic primary by 323 votes.[5]