Regina Matthews, currently serving as Magistrate Judge in Gwinnett County, has embarked on her journey to secure a position on the Gwinnett Superior Court, backed by substantial financial support from the community.
Having initiated her fundraising efforts in May, Matthews officially declared her candidacy on Monday, proudly announcing a campaign fund of $29,000. Garnering endorsements from politicans like Chuck Efstration and Representative Jasmine Clark is gearing up for the 2024 general election primary, where her name will feature on state and local ballots.
Expressing her enthusiasm, Matthews stated, “I am excited to announce my candidacy for Superior Court Judge in Gwinnett County. Building upon my experience, I am committed to upholding the highest standards of justice.” She emphasized her dedication to impartial, effective, and efficient application of the law, coupled with a judicial temperament characterized by decisiveness, humility, patience, compassion, and open-mindedness.
Appointed to the Magistrate Court bench in 2020 by Superior Court judges and Chief Magistrate Kristina Hammer Blum, Matthews has presided over various cases, showcasing her versatility across Superior Court, State Court, Juvenile Court, Recorders Court, and Probate Court. With a background as a law clerk, senior staff attorney, and private practicing attorney specializing in family, juvenile, and criminal law, she brings a wealth of legal experience to her candidacy.
A Chicago native who relocated to Georgia in 2001, Matthews earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Emory University’s Law School in 2004. Pledging adherence to principles of fairness, impartiality, and equal justice under the law, Matthews envisions a campaign guided by fairness, equity, judicial experience, and community engagement.
Her belief in equal and unbiased treatment for all individuals in the legal system, regardless of background, is a cornerstone of her campaign. Matthews humbly solicits support, emphasizing the transformative power of justice in shaping lives and fortifying communities.
Acknowledging the financial backing received, Matthews sees it as a testament to community endorsement of her vision. “I am incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the community,” she expressed. “The outpouring of support and generosity demonstrates the shared commitment to a fair and equitable judicial system.”
For more information about Matthews’s campaign, you can visit www.judgematthews.com.