Politicians should be Public Servants first and foremost.

Matt Holliday has served as our Chester County Prothonotary since he was sworn in on January 3rd, 2016. During the last three and a half years he has implemented numerous changes to make the office more user-friendly and modernized.

The Prothonotary serves as the chief clerk of the civil and family courts for the County, and also provides other services such as U.S. Passports to the public. Since his election, Holliday has implemented an e-filing process for court documents, acceptance of credit cards as a form of payment in the office, he’s begun the digitizing of all the old microfilm, and he has setup a process for the staff to scan in old cases into the system so that files from the 1980s and 90s can be searchable on a database and the images are available to the public.

In an attempt to deliver on his campaign promises to be more efficient and fiscally conservative his office also closed 1,857 inactive cases that were left open by the previous administration. The county was wasting time and money (in postage) alerting the parties in cases that had not had any activity in nearly a decade.

Under Matt’s leadership, the office has improved their county website to give better instructions regarding passport applications. Additionally, more staff members were trained to provide passport assistance, which has nearly eliminated the wait time for passport-application processing.

The Prothonotary’s Office also handles all filings for Protection from Abuse Orders, which are commonly obtained by victim/survivors of domestic violence as a way to get legal protection from those who abused them. One accomplishment that Holliday was most proud of was bringing staff from the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC), where Holliday serves as the Board President, into unused office space in the courthouse. He spearheaded that effort so that residents that filed a protection from abuse order in Holliday’s office could receive onsite assistance from the Domestic Violence Center to help navigate the court system and be advised of the other services the center has available.

Even with all of these improvements, Matt still managed to bring the office expenses in under the department’s budgeted amount for 2017 and 2018 without eliminating staff, and while still providing raises to everyone in the department each year. The cost-saving measures help to save taxpayer dollars.

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4 days ago

Matt Holliday

I spent the better part of my day giving tours to the campers from the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center’s Believe and Achieve Program, teaching 42 eight year olds about passports, and helping a young man learn how to swear in witnesses for the mock trial that we had for the afternoon teen camp. While I am now exhausted, it was a day well spent. Big thank you to Chuck Gaza and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and Judge Royer for all their help today. The biggest shout out goes to Retired Sheriff Captain Joe Carbo for doing most of the heavy lifting with the tour groups. Hopefully these kids will feel more confident when they get called in for real jury duty in six years. ... See MoreSee Less

I spent the better part of my day giving tours to the campers from the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center’s Believe and Achieve Program, teaching 42 eight year olds about passports, and helping a young man learn how to swear in witnesses for the mock trial that we had for the afternoon teen camp. While I am now exhausted, it was a day well spent. Big thank you to Chuck Gaza and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and Judge Royer for all their help today. The biggest shout out goes to Retired Sheriff Captain Joe Carbo for doing most of the heavy lifting with the tour groups. Hopefully these kids will feel more confident when they get called in for real jury duty in six years.Image attachmentImage attachment

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so u got a taste of what I did for 35 years...haha!! Teaching is no joke!!!what a wonderful program!!

Working with kids is the best but also exhausting!

Wow, Matt, amazing what you do. This is the right approach! Some great names seem to be back in the process. May be we need to activate more of them. Thank you very much for all you do for Chester County!

Great work Matt ...and a hats-off to Judge Royer, Capt Carbo, Chuck Gaza for all their effort and support

5 days ago

Matt Holliday

I’m a lucky guy, and I’m blessed to work with a lot of great people. When I got to work I found a fruit tart along with cards from my favorite judge/judicial staff on my desk. Then one of the Commissioner’s felt the need to announce my birthday in a public meeting, and to cap it all off my staff put together a big taco party for my birthday, cause they know how much I love Mexican. Thank you to everyone who made my day so special! Let’s hope 34 is as good to me as 33 was...especially on Tuesday, November 5th... ... See MoreSee Less

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You deserve all good things!! Happy birthday again.

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Happiest of Days Matt...Nov 5th is my birthday so I will let you have one of my wishes 😀

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I spent my morning meeting and greeting Chester County voters at the train station with County Commissioner Michelle Kichline and County Commissioner Terence Farrell. Who wouldn’t want to start their Monday morning with a conversation with three elected officials? #Morningpeople #HollidayforProthonotary #VoteMattandEveryDayisaHolliday ... See MoreSee Less

I spent my morning meeting and greeting Chester County voters at the train station with County Commissioner Michelle Kichline and County Commissioner Terence Farrell. Who wouldn’t want to start their Monday morning with a conversation with three elected officials? #Morningpeople #HollidayforProthonotary #VoteMattandEveryDayisaHolliday

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Three of my favorite people !

Every morning should start in Exton!

Great pic.

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