Judd Matheny (born April 9, 1970) is a Republican party politician in Tennessee, representing the 47th District as State Representative. His district includes all or parts of Coffee, Warren counties. He has served in the State House since 2002.
Judd Matheny was born on April 9, 1970.
Matheny enlisted with the Tennessee Army National Guard at Winchester, Tennessee and graduated from Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee during 1988. Matheny would remain as a member within the Tennessee National Guard up to 1995.
Matheny was employed as a reserve deputy sheriff by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during 1990 through 1991, and he afterward began working as a full-time police officer with the City of Baxter, Tennessee from 1991 through 1993 before hiring on during 1994 with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission as a special agent where he worked within many liquor and narcotic related duties up through 1998.
Beginning in 1998, Matheny was President and founder of Advanced Protective Services, Inc. APS, Inc. specialized in private investigations, executive protection, electronic surveillance and counter-surveillance, training and security consulting to a number of prominent corporations doing business in the Nashville, Tennessee area and employed approximately thirty full-time, armed guards and about "250 police officers in an off-duty, uniformed capacity." Matheny later retired from APS, Inc. and sold this business during August, 2002.
Matheny later completed his Bachelor of Science correspondence degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Excelsior College (based in Albany, New York) during 2000.
Matheny has previously been the Chairman of the Coffee County Republican Party. and is also a member of the Chambers of Commerce of Tullahoma, Manchester, and McMinnville. He is also a member of the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and Quail Unlimited. He is a Master Mason, and a member of the Tullahoma Rotary Club.
Matheny is a Lutheran and a Methodist. He is married to his wife, Christy, with two children, Abigail and Aulden.
Matheny supported Rick Perry for Republican primary of the 2012 presidential election.