“Few things in my life are as exhilarating and rewarding as the last five seconds before a verdict is rendered by a jury.  In those seconds, our constitution is made most real to me.”

Matt Metz is a Daytona Beach native who believes in giving back to and investing in his community. Matt has a passion for defending our Constitutional rights and the courage to do so through his work as a career long assistant public defender in our 7th circuit.  Matt’s strong leadership, integrity, and vision make him the right person to be our next Public Defender.

  • Only candidate board certified in Criminal Trial law. (Click to learn more.)
  • Only candidate to devote his career solely to defending the Constitution as an assistant public defender
  • Appointed by current Public Defender to lead largest trial division as Felony Division Chief
  • Background in business administration
  • Currently leading a team of 12 attorneys and over 30 staff
  • 7th Circuit native with first-hand knowledge of what it takes to attract talented employees
  • Honored by the Volusia/Flagler Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40 business professional
  • Member of Daytona Beach Rotary, Tiger Bay of Volusia County, Volusia County Bar Association, Dunn-Blount Inns of Court, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Volusia County Republican Executive Committee
  • Fiscally responsible
  • Energetic leader with a strong work ethic and talent for positively influencing and supporting those around him

“…a strong work ethic requires prioritizing, making hard choices, and staying focused, which requires discipline, integrity, and consistency.”


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