Matt Starr KWP

Matt Starr is the newly elected mayor of Mount Vernon. He is replacing Richard Mavis, who recently retired after six consecutive terms (24 years) in office. In this interview, Starr spoke about how he got here: his upbringing in Indiana, his career in the healthcare and film industries, and what inspired him to get involved in local politics.

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Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.