|New Jersey General Assembly District 1|
|2006 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
Albano attended Sacred Heart High School in Vineland and received his Journeymanship in electrical trades from Cumberland County Technical School. His commercial experience includes working as shop steward at Village Supermarkets in Vineland, and membership in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Albano is running in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 1. Albano is bracketed with Bob Andrzejczak in the June 4 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
Albano won re-election in 2011. He was bracketed with incumbent Matthew Milam in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They won unopposed in the primary. They then defeated Suzanne Walters and Samuel Fiocchi in the November 8 general election.
PolitickerNJ notes that District 1 appears to have Republican leanings--on paper. However, strong historical support for Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) calls the predictive power of these figures into question. However, NJSpotlight notes that Republicans seem 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, Albano received $95,040 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nelson Albano's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Education Association||$13,200|
|Keeping America Competitive||$8,200|
|Election Fund Of Louis Greenwald||$8,200|
|Communications Workers New Jersey||$8,200|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$6,700|
|Total Raised in 2011||$95,040|
|Total Votes received in 2011||24,794|
|Cost of each vote received||$3.83|
- A4033 Penalties certain activities; prohibits holding more than one elective public office; addresses activities during and after elective public office; restricts campaign contribution use; restricts certain benefits; regulates gifts to public officials.
- A3516 Prohibits businesses that outsource jobs overseas from receiving State contracts or grants; prohibits investment of State funds in such businesses.
- 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.
- A2517 The "New Jersey Homeownership Preservation Act."
- 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.
On Wednesday, October 21, 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.
On August 4, the New Jersey AFL-CIO voted to deny 22 Democrats, most notably Senators Stephen Sweeney and Donald Norcross, their endorsement in the 2011 general election. Earlier this year, these Democrats crossed the aisle and voted in favor of preventing public employee unions from collectively bargaining for health benefits and pensions--a move opposed by state labor unions.
Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements-- Albano, Wayne DeAngelo, Thomas Giblin and Joseph Egan all received endorsements on August 4.
Four Assembly Democrats (also union officials) who voted against the revocation of bargaining rights received enthusiastic endorsements--Thomas Giblin, Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Egan and Nelson Albano all received endorsements on August 4. No Republicans were endorsed by the AFL-CIO.
Albano's 19 year old son was killed by a drunk driver in 2001, inspiring him to seek public office.
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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 campaign website
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Nelson Albano
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Democrats - Assm. Nelson Albano
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- ↑ PolitickerNJ, "New Jersey Legislative Forecast," November 1, 2011
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- ↑ Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- ↑ The Van Drew Team for Change, "Our Plan," retrieved May 3, 2011
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