Matthew Claiborne (a native of Wilson County) graduated high school from Friendship Christian School (Lebanon, TN). He continued his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and a law degree from Samford University. Matthew currently works for Bridgestone America. Outside of work, Matthew is also very active in Free Masonry. Matthew has previously worked on political campaigns for Senator Mae Beavers, Representative Mark Pody, and Linda Elam.