DA office is not an entry-level position

By Brett Carter: Guest columnist Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal on Thursday offered a guest column to both district-attorney candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbent Brett Carter chose to write his own report, while challenger Matthew Chandler asked his honorary campaign chairman to write the report. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 […]

Carter using experience to win re-election.

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Brett Carter says experience counts. He’s counting on that experience to carry him to a victory on June 1 over challenger Matt Chandler for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s position. Chandler, the 28-year-old Eastern New Mexico University graduate, is running an intense campaign in a race that is the talk […]

Q and A: Career prosecutor makes way back home to Clovis

Matt Chandler, 28, an assistant district attorney in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, is one of the newer members of the local legal profession but he’s not new to the area. His great-great-grandfather was one of the community’s earliest settlers in 1908. His father spent 24 years in the Clovis Police Department, retiring as […]