Matthew W. Milam

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Matthew Milam
Assemblyman Matthew Milam.png
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 1st District
In office
January 31, 2019 – January 14, 2020
Preceded byBob Andrzejczak
Succeeded byErik Simonsen
In office
January 8, 2008 – March 1, 2013
Preceded byJeff Van Drew
Succeeded byBob Andrzejczak
Personal details
Born (1961-09-18) September 18, 1961 (age 58)
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Karen Milam
ResidenceVineland
WebsiteLegislative Website

Matthew W. Milam (born September 18, 1961) is an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008 to March 1, 2013.[1] He started serving again on January 31, 2019 until January 14, 2020.

Early life[edit]

A resident of Vineland, New Jersey,[2] Milam served in the Assembly on the Tourism and Gaming Committee (as Vice-Chair), the Environment and Solid Waste Committee and the Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.[3] Milam is a graduate of Cumberland County College, where he majored in Political Science. He is President of Foundry Service Corporation. Milam has served as chair of the Cumberland County Economic Development Board since 2005.[3]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

New Jersey's 1st Legislative District

Milam was elected to the Assembly in 2007 after Jeff Van Drew retired to join the New Jersey Senate. He was sworn in on January 8, 2008. Milam resigned from the Assembly on March 1, 2013 and was replaced with Bob Andrzejczak. In Milam’s 2019 re-election campaign he and his running mate Bruce Land lost the election to republicans Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan. [4]

Return to Assembly[edit]

After Jeff Van Drew resigned to join the United States House of Representatives in 2018 the 1st District's Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak was appointed to fill Van Drew's seat in the Senate. Milam was chosen to fill Andrzejczak's seat on January 29, 2019.[5] Milam was sworn into the Assembly by Speaker Craig Coughlin on January 31, 2019.[6]

Tenure[edit]

After Milam was sworn in on January 31, 2019 he voted against raising the states minimum wage to $15 an hour alongside Bruce Land.[7]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Military and Veterans' Affairs

District 1[edit]

New Jersey's 1st Legislative District encompasses parts of Atlantic County, New Jersey, Cumberland County, New Jersey, and all of Cape May County, New Jersey. The current representatives from the 1st district to the 218th New Jersey Legislature are:

Electoral history[edit]

New Jersey Assembly[edit]

2019 New Jersey General Assembly election for the 1st Legislative District [8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Erik Simonsen 27,304 27.15%
Republican Antwan McClellan 26,264 26.11%
Democratic Bruce Land (Incumbent) 23,778 23.64%
Democratic Matthew W. Milam (Incumbent) 23,234 23.10%
Total votes 100,508 100.0%
New Jersey general election, 2011[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nelson Albano (Incument) 24,794 27.9
Democratic Matthew Milam (Incumbent) 22,207 25.0
Republican Sam Fiocchi 21,156 23.8
Republican Suzanne M. Walters 20,810 23.4
Total votes 88,967 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2009[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nelson Albano (Incumbent) 32,375 27.7 Decrease 1.1
Democratic Matthew Milam (Incumbent) 29,810 25.6 Increase 0.3
Republican Michael J. Donohue 27,705 23.7 Increase 0.5
Republican John A. McCann 26,778 23.0 Increase 0.4
Total votes 116,668 100.0
New Jersey general election, 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Nelson Albano (Incument) 27,721 28.8 Increase 0.7
Democratic Matthew Milam 24,422 25.3 Decrease 10.5
Republican Michael J. Donohue 22,402 23.2 Increase 1.3
Republican R. Norris Clark Jr. 21,820 22.6 Increase 8.5
Total votes 96,365 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woods, Don E. "Milam resigns from Assembly seat in First Legislative District", South Jersey Times, February 28, 2013. Accessed March 15, 2013. "In a shakeup in the First Legislative District, Democrat Assemblyman Matt Milam announced tonight that he was resigning. His resignation is effective immediately, he said. He will a replaced on the ticket by Bob Andrzejczak, 26, of Middle Township."
  2. ^ Staff. "Emotion high over NJ plan to close disability home" Archived 2016-01-13 at the Wayback Machine, WPVI-TV, June 19, 2011. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Assemblyman Matthew Milam, a Democrat from Vineland, said closing it would hurt not just the families of those who work at the center, but also vendors and others in an area with a fragile economy."
  3. ^ a b Assemblyman Milam's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ocean City Councilman Elected To NJ Assembly: What Happens Next". Ocean City, NJ Patch. 2019-11-06. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  5. ^ "Milam wins Assembly seat". newjerseyglobe.com. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Milam sworn in as new assemblyman". newjerseyglobe.com. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Legislature passes minimum wage bill". Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "NJ general Assembly 01". Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Official List, Candidate Returns for General Assembly for November 2011 General Election" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  10. ^ "Official List, Candidate Returns for General Assembly for November 2009 General Election" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Official List, Candidate Returns for General Assembly for November 2007 General Election" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Bob Andrzejczak
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 1st District
January 31, 2019-Present
With: Bruce Land
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Jeff Van Drew
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 1st District
January 8, 2008-March 1, 2013
With: Nelson Albano
Succeeded by
Bob Andrzejczak

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