|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Connecticut, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Manchester High School, 1982|
|Years of service||1982-1987|
|Birthday||January 11, 1964|
|Place of birth||Hartford, Connecticut|
Corey enlisted in the U.S. Navy following his high school graduation. Following his military service, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service and then as a truck driver for the Teamsters (Roadway Corporation). Corey started a high-rise window cleaning company, Advanced Services International, in 1990. He then opened McKinnon's Irish Pub in 2002.
Corey's campaign website listed the following issues:
—Matthew Corey's campaign website, http://www.coreyforcongress2014.com/issues
Corey stated the following about his political philosophy in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia:
- "The debt burden that we face stifles job growth. The failed stimulus and the failure of both parties to agree on a balanced budget is giving business the false sense of security to invest or hire new employees. The harmful regulations that business face cost companies millions of dollars that could be used for job growth instead goes to expanding the federal agencies. The last ten years here in the State of Ct we have lost a 100,000 manufacturing jobs. We need a new approach in Washington. We need to encourage Companies to grow and invest in America."
Social Security Medicare Medicaid
- "We have close to $50 trillion in long term unfunded obligations threatening to bankrupt younger generations. There is a plan on the floor of the congress that preserves the promises made to our seniors on Medicare. Also gives people that are approaching and people that are worried about those benefits being there, some hope. Let the American people decide if it’s good medicine. We all agree something has to be done now on our terms instead of forced cuts in the future that will hurt everyone."
- "We all agree health care cost is on the rise. I support purchasing insurance across state lines. I also believe in you should be able to keep the same benefits when switching policies. There should be no discrimination on purchasing healthcare with preexisting conditions. States should help subsidize health care to those who can’t afford it. Repeal the National Healthcare and end its unconstitutional mandate that all Americans must carry only government-approved health insurance or answer to the IRS."
- "Defense is vital to our nation’s security and our States economy. Budget cuts that are looming the congress failed to pass a budget since April 29, 2009. We need to defend our borders not spend billions to defend other countries borders. We need to stop building bases overseas and rebuild our bases at home for our national defense. We need to stop nation building that’s increasing our debt. Ensure our veterans receive the care, and benefits they have earned and deserve. I will defend Second Amendment rights of all Americans. I will protect law abiding gun owners."
- "Give parents the choice to enroll there children in public schools, charter schools or private schools that feel could help their child’s future to compete in a world market. Tax credit for families who home school there children. Eliminate the Federal Dept. of Education and return power to the states and local government. Send block grants back to the States. Teachers and parents should have more say in the education process of their children."
- "The lack of confidence in the business sector and uncertainty is the reason this economy is stagnant. As federal spending increases the private sector is unlikely to invest in this type of environment. We need to cut the budget deficit repeal laws that put harmful regulations on businesses. We need a sound energy policy so companies can compete on a global economy. Business can’t control higher taxes, regulations or energy costs. What they can control is labor cost. The government is forcing business to do the opposite of what the American worker wants. The government is stifling innovation and entrepreneurs from growing because they can’t get the investment money they need. We are in a global market many of the products we buy come from overseas. We need to bring are exports up as much as we import. We can achieve these goals with sound policies coming out of Washington."
- "We owe our freedoms to those who serve. They must never be forgotten. The seen and unseen scares must be of top priority. The back log of disability claims must be addressed immediately. We cannot send our men in women into harm’s way and forget them when they return. Washington needs to keep their promises to our veterans."
Corey ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 1st District. He defeated John Phillips in the GOP convention on May 16, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent John Larson (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 1 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||John Larson Incumbent||62.3%||134,980|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
Corey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 1st District. Corey ran as an unaffiliated candidate. He faced John B. Larson (D), John Henry Decker (R) and S. Michael DeRosa (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Larson was re-elected on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Connecticut District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John B. Larson Incumbent||69.7%||206,973|
|Republican||John Henry Decker||27.7%||82,321|
|Green||S. Michael DeRosa||1.8%||5,477|
|Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Matthew Corey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 9, 2014||$0||$6,645||$(1,881)||$4,763|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$4,763||$13,567||$(9,865)||$8,465|
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- Matthew McKinnon Corey for Congress, "Home," accessed August 18, 2013
- Campaign website, "Meet Matthew," accessed July 14, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed July 14, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- [Ballotpedia bio submission, October 4, 2012]
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "General election candidates," accessed August 12, 2014
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Matthew Corey July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Matthew Corey October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014