Elect 2012: Cabarrus judge McGee files for N.C. Court of Appeals

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 27, 2012

By Shavonne Potts
CONCORD — Cabarrus County District Court Judge Marty McGee is seeking a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals.
McGee, 44, is seeking the seat currently held by Judge Wanda Bryant, who is running for re-election.
McGee has been a trial judge for more than a decade in Cabarrus County.
As a judge, McGee regularly hears family law matters, juvenile cases, misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses, guilty pleas in Class H and I felony cases and other civil litigation.
“I have more experience as a trial judge than any current member of the North Carolina Court of Appeals,” McGee wrote in an email to the Post. “My judicial experience in family law, criminal and other civil cases will provide important insights in evaluating cases on appeal if I am elected.
“Also, in private practice before becoming a judge, I represented clients in courts ranging from the Supreme Court of the United States to small claims court. I have experience needed on the court.”
McGee is a member of the Education Committee for the North Carolina District Court Judges Association and regularly teaches and writes about legal matters.
After being appointed a district court judge, McGee retained the position in the 2002 election. He was unopposed for re-election in 2006 and 2010.
“I believe courts have an important, but limited role in our constitutional democracy,” McGee wrote in his email. “I believe in judicial restraint. Politics have no role in our courts, and I am committed to deciding each case based only upon the facts and the law.”
McGee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University School of Law.
He is married to Debin McGee. They live in Concord with their two daughters.
Contact Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.