Matthew Morgan (politician)

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Matthew Morgan
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 29A
Preceded byJohn F. Wood Jr.
In office
January 14, 2015
Personal details
Born (1973-02-05) February 5, 1973 (age 46)
La Plata, Maryland
Political partyRepublican

James Matthew (Matt) Morgan (born February 5, 1973) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing district District 29A which includes the Northwestern portion of St. Mary's County.[1] Following his high school graduation from Maurice J. McDonough High School, Morgan attended the College of Southern Maryland but did not graduate.

Morgan is a member of the National Hot Rod Association and the National Rife Association.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Elections[edit]

Morgan was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in the 2014 general election where he received 64% of the vote.

2014 Maryland House of Delegates (District 29A)
PartyCandidateVotes%
 RepublicanMatthew Morgan8,94864.9%
 DemocraticDaniel A. M. Slade4,84035.1%
Majority4,10859.58%

Morgan was reelected in November 2018 where he received 69.6% of the vote.

2018 Maryland House of Delegates (District 29A)
PartyCandidateVotes%
 RepublicanMatthew Morgan10,96969.6%
 DemocraticRoberta Miles Loker4,78430.3%
Majority6,18578.46%

Policy[edit]

Following a March 2018 school shooting in Southern Maryland, Morgan responded with pessimism that proposed gun control legislation would be effective in preventing future shootings, saying "I don’t know if there is a policy fix."[4]

In March 2018, Morgan opposed legislation that would have renamed the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge after senator Thomas M. Middleton.[5] In April of the same year, Morgan proposed an amendment to expand net neutrality legislation to regulate privacy policies on social media companies; the amendment was rejected over concerns that it did not fit the scope of the bill.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Morgan, Maryland State Delegate". msa.maryland.gov.
  2. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  3. ^ "GAM-Delegate Morgan Bio". mgaleg.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  4. ^ Cox, Erin. "After Maryland school shooting, some state lawmakers react with pessimism over preventing gun violence". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  5. ^ Dresser, Michael. "U.S. 301 bridge could be renamed after sitting senator, per bill advancing in Maryland House". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  6. ^ "Bill would provide Internet users in Md. with privacy protection and net neutrality; dies in Senate". MarylandReporter.com. Retrieved 2019-01-05.