Matthew Morgan (politician)
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 29A|
|Preceded by||John F. Wood Jr.|
January 14, 2015
|Born||February 5, 1973|
La Plata, Maryland
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. Following his high school graduation from Maurice J. McDonough High School, Morgan attended the College of Southern Maryland but did not graduate.
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)|
|Democratic||Daniel A. M. Slade||4,840||35.1%|
Morgan was reelected in November 2018 where he received 69.6% of the vote.
|2018 Maryland House of Delegates (District 29A)|
|Democratic||Roberta Miles Loker||4,784||30.3%|
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."
In March 2018, Morgan opposed legislation that would have renamed the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge after senator Thomas M. Middleton. 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.
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