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About Matt Hughes

From Hillsborough, for Hillsborough.

Matt is a lifelong resident of Orange County, proud graduate of UNC, and a dedicated public servant with a wealth of experience in government and non-profits.

Since being appointed to the Hillsborough Town Board, Matt has delivered for our town by expanding our access to affordable housing, helping our town stay vibrant and sustainable, and working to expand our access to city services.

As the only African-American member, first out LGBTQ+ member, and only renter on our Town Board, Matt is an important voice advocating for our community. He currently serves as Hillsborough's Mayor Pro-Tem, and was elected to that role by the other members of the Town Board.

Learn more about Matt.


Learn more about Matt's roots in Hillsborough and the work he's done outside of the Town Board.


Cee what Matt's accomplished as a Town Commissioner already, and what he plans to do with four more years.

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