I believe it is crucial to have the support of the men and women in which you lead and serve alongside. I am most humbled and honored to have the support of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department and endorsement of current Sheriff Jon Hayden. I have worked with Sheriff Hayden my entire career and know firsthand his endorsement and support is not by popularity, but by choice in which he has entrusted and believes that I am the most qualified person, committed to and will continue leading this department in the right directions and to the next level of professionalism. My request to the citizens is to please check into my reputation and track record with those that will know best and have worked beside me for the past several years. I encourage you to ask others that wear the badge, our prosecutors, court officials, and fellow citizens that know anything about me and I’m confident they will not deny my words to you today are both accurate and true!      

"I know that the residents of Paducah and McCracken County will be in good hands by electing Matt Carter as their next sheriff."  -Jon Hayden, McCracken County Sheriff


Additionally, I am humbled and honored to have the full support and endorsements of EVERY MEMBER of the current McCracken County Sheriff's Department.  I work with these people on a daily basis.  They are the ones who can attest to my ability to lead with experience and compassion as your next sheriff.


West KY Central Labor Council

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 184 Paducah, KY

Fraternal Order of Police Jackson Purchase Lodge 15 Paducah, KY

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 816 Paducah, KY

Laborers International Union Of North America Local 1214 Paducah, KY

International Association of Machinists And Aerospace Workers Local 123 Paducah, KY

International Association  of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 782 Paducah, KY