March 17, 2020
FOR Circuit Judge
Republican Candidate For At Large Circuit Judge
In The Second Judicial Circuit Of Illinois
After much prayer and reflection with my wife and family, I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for the At Large Circuit Judge position in the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois.
The primary focus of my legal career has been public service. I served as an assistant State’s Attorney in Champaign County, Illinois from 2003 to 2005 and the Crawford County Public Defender from 2005 to 2012.
Since 2012, I have also served as the Crawford County State’s Attorney. My time as the State’s Attorney of Crawford County, Illinois has been especially rewarding as I have prosecuted cases that have removed serious criminal offenders off the streets to protect the community.
I have prosecuted cases that have removed serious criminal offenders off the streets to protect the community. "
Ethics & Duty
Why Vote for Matthew
Excellent Track Record.
"I have worked on both the prosecution and defense side and can objectively review the facts of a situation."
"I have reviewed thousands of reports from law enforcement and other investigators to determine if sufficient evidence exists to pursue a criminal or juvenile case."
Impartial & Objective
"I will use my experience to make decisions objectively and impartially for the people of the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois."