Matt Morgan wrestled in WWE from 2003 to 2005, but he’s probably best remembered as a veteran of Impact Wrestling, where he twice held a Tag Team Championship, once with Hernandez and once with Crimson. Now he has a new accomplishment in the field he’s undertaken since retiring from the ring: politics. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel and also on Wrestling Inc, Morgan was unanimously selected as the new mayor of Longwood, Florida by the city commission.
Morgan was first elected to the commission in 2017, and in Longwood the mayor is selected from within the city commission by its members. Here’s what Matt had to say on the Wrestling Inc Podcast:
I just got out of my Longwood City Commission meeting where your boy here at Wrestling Inc. was just voted in as the brand new mayor of Longwood. I’m very excited, fought very hard for it. Worked very hard for it. The way it works in Longwood our mayor is decided amongst our fellow commissioners. We have five that make all the decisions in Longwood and I’m one of those commissioners.
Each year the mayorship comes up and you could vote amongst each commissioner who you want to elect, or stay with the same mayor. We had an amazing mayor before me, Ben Paris, who’s done amazing work here, but to get the unanimous five to nothing vote for mayor in just my first year and a half, my first term is insanity. Something I never fathomed.