|New Jersey General Assembly District 1|
|2008 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Profession||President, Foundry Service Corporation|
Milam is the Vice-President of Miles and Company and President of Foundry Service Corporation.
Milam ran for re-election in 2011. He was bracketed with incumbent Nelson Albano in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They won unopposed in the primary. Suzanne Walters and Samuel Fiocchi defeated Peter Boyce and Paul Halley in the Republican primary.
PolitickerNJ noted that District 1 appeared to have Republican leanings--on paper. However, strong historical support for Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) called the predictive power of these figures into question. However, NJSpotlight noted that Republicans seemed to be focused on reclaiming the district's assembly seats. Nevertheless, redistricting weakened the Republican base in District 1.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, First Legislative District (2009)|
|Nelson Albano (D)||32,375|
|Matthew Milam (D)||29,810|
|Michael J. Donohue (R)||27,705|
|John A. McCann (R)||26,778|
In 2011, Milam did not raise any money in donations.
- Protect South Jersey jobs and grow our state economy
- Excerpt: "Nelson and Matt are working to help small business owners by eliminating exorbitant fees, cutting red tape and providing other incentives."
- Cap state spending and relieve the burden on hardworking taxpayers
- Excerpt: "Families across New Jersey are tightening their belts to live within their means—and it’s time state government did the same. Nelson and Matt support a state spending cap because they don’t want to see our tax dollars going toward wasteful pet projects."
- Prohibit politicians from accepting gifts from lobbyists
- Excerpt: "Nelson and Matt are neighbors, community leaders and small business owners—not career politicians. That’s why they support legislation that prohibits politicians from accepting gifts from lobbyists. Working alongside Jeff Van Drew, they are advocating for tougher election laws to keep corruption out of our state government."
- Bring home South Jersey’s fair share of state resources and money
- Excerpt: "...Nelson and Matt are a powerful voice making sure we get our fair share of state resources. They’ve secured funding for tourism, open space preservation and economic development and will continue to advocate for critical projects, such as additional tourism funding to support the local economy in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties."
- Improve access to affordable health care and prescription drugs
- Excerpt: "Health care is a right, not a privilege—and tough economic times should not mean our children, families and seniors are denied they quality care they deserve."
- A863 Requires forfeiture of public office upon conviction of fourth degree crime or higher; disqualifies person from future office upon conviction of fourth degree crime or higher or conviction of crime involving dishonesty.
- A1803 "Pharmacy Quality Improvement and Error Prevention Act."
- A2464 Provides that reports and publications produced by State be primarily available on Internet, provides for notice of availability of reports and publications.
- A2983 Revises animal cruelty offenses concerning abuse, abandonment, neglect, and improper euthanizing of animals, increases criminal and civil penalties therefore; establishes such penalties for new offenses; repeals conflicting sections of law.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2011, the District 1 legislative candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
- Video of the debate can be found here.
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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 1," November 3, 2011
- NJSpotlight, "Legislative District 1," October 14, 2011
- PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- Shore News Today, "Atlantic, Cape legislative campaigns get uglier still," October 26, 2011
- Press of Atlantic City, "Christie visit gives political, financial boost to South Jersey Republicans," October 21, 2011
- Shore News Today, "Incumbents outstrip GOP challengers on funding," October 20, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Official 2011 campaign website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Matthew Milam
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007
- Matthew Milam on Facebook
- ↑ South Jersey Times, "Army veteran to replace Milam in New Jersey Assembly representing the First Legislative District," February 28, 2013.
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Milam
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- ↑ PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- ↑ NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- ↑ Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- ↑ Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ The Van Drew Team for Change, "Our Plan," retrieved May 3, 2011
- ↑ New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
|New Jersey General Assembly District 1
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