Early voting has started, and this election I will be voting for Matthew Martin for Buncombe County’s District Court Judge.
It is no secret that budgets across the state have been slashed, and that includes the budgets for our courts. In this budget cycle alone, the judicial branch had to absorb a $3.4 million cut. After years of consistently deep budget cuts, our court system now seriously lags behind other states in technology.
With such limited resources, it is imperative that our most innovative community members step up to offer their voice and leadership.
Matthew Martin offers the innovative leadership Buncombe County needs in a District Court judge.
Having practiced law for over 27 years, 11 of those as a judge in the Cherokee Tribal Courts, Matthew Martin has the experience to recognize and implement the change our district courts need.
Serving as the associate judge of the Cherokee Court, Matthew created a multidisciplinary team to address the needs of at-risk children and build the foundations for their educational and social success. He also streamlined the judicial process in the Tribal Court by integrating civil and criminal court for certain cases.
He worked to create a more efficient judicial system with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and will do the same in Buncombe County.
As District Court judge, Matthew Martin will support a Veterans Treatment Court to better serve a population who deserves nothing but the best from their country and community. A Veterans Treatment Court will not only prevent our veterans from falling through the cracks of our judicial system but also reduce caseloads and save state dollars.
I am honored to support Matthew Martin, the leader Buncombe County needs. When you go to the polls, please consider Matthew Martin for Buncombe County District Court judge.