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Matthew Coe announces campaign for Circuit Court Judge

Matthew Coe announces campaign for Circuit Court Judge


Local attorney, prosecutor seeks Division 8 seat

West Memphis — Attorney Matthew Coe has announced his decision to run for Circuit Judge, Division 8 in the Second Judicial District. The district encompasses the counties of Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Greene, Mississippi and Poinsett. “After considerable thought, prayer, and encouragement from my friends, colleagues and members of our judiciary, I am excited to announce my decision and commitment to run for Circuit Judge in the upcoming 2020 election. I will seek to fill the Second Judicial District Division 8 position, currently held by my friend Judge John Fogleman, who has announced he will retire and not seek re-election.” Coe stated Coe pointed to his respect for the current judiciary as motivation to seek the Division 8 seat. “The Second Judicial District has an exceptional group of judges who are prepared, follow the law and treat attorneys and people that come before the Court fairly, courteously and respectfully. It would be an honor to help continue this very important tradition.”

Matthew Coe is currently a partner in the Law Firm of Rogers, Coe and Sumpter (formerly Fogleman, Rogers and Coe) and has served in that capacity since 2005. Since 2012, Coe has also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Crittenden County, a County with one of the highest criminal caseloads per population in the district. Coe emphasized his courtroom experience as a reason people should consider him when casting their vote, “ I have litigated thousands of cases before the Circuit Court from complex civil litigation (both plaintiff and defense), divorce and child custody cases, juvenile court cases, criminal cases, _ day bench trials to week long jury trials.”

“I am confident that my experience in the courtroom, dedication to the principles of hard work and preparation, as well as my demeanor will be beneficial to the public as a Circuit Judge.” Coe noted. Coe pledged that he would continue to apply those same principles in fulfilling the duties of Circuit Judge.

“I look forward to visiting with people across the district over the next year and earning your confidence and trust. As we move forward with this journey. I gratefully ask for your vote, support and help in my effort to seek the office of Circuit Judge.”

Coe added Matthew and his wife, Robin McDaniel Coe, have three children: Rachel, Mason & Wesley. They are members of the Marion United Methodist Church, where Matthew serves on the Council Board. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his family and hunting with his children and friends.

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