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{{TOCnestright}}'''Matthew Milam''' is a former [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 1st District from 2008 to 2013.  He resigned on February 28, 2013 in order to tend to his freight and cargo firm, Foundry Service Corporation.  Army veteran [[Bob Andrzejczak]] (D) was tapped to replace Milam.<ref>[http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2013/02/army_veteran_to_replace_milam.html ''South Jersey Times'', "Army veteran to replace Milam in New Jersey Assembly representing the First Legislative District," February 28, 2013.]</ref>
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Matthew Milam''' is a former [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 1st District from 2008 to 2013.  He resigned on February 28, 2013 in order to tend to his freight and cargo firm, Foundry Service Corporation.  Army veteran [[Bob Andrzejczak]] (D) was tapped to replace Milam.<ref>[http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2013/02/army_veteran_to_replace_milam.html ''South Jersey Times'', "Army veteran to replace Milam in New Jersey Assembly representing the First Legislative District," February 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Milam is the Vice-President of Miles and Company and President of Foundry Service Corporation.<Ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69651 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Milam]</ref>
 
Milam is the Vice-President of Miles and Company and President of Foundry Service Corporation.<Ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69651 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Milam]</ref>

Revision as of 09:00, 26 March 2014

Matthew Milam
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New Jersey General Assembly District 1
Former member
In office
2008 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday09/18/1961
ProfessionPresident, Foundry Service Corporation
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matthew Milam is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 1st District from 2008 to 2013. He resigned on February 28, 2013 in order to tend to his freight and cargo firm, Foundry Service Corporation. Army veteran Bob Andrzejczak (D) was tapped to replace Milam.[1]

Milam is the Vice-President of Miles and Company and President of Foundry Service Corporation.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Elections

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

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.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 1 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNelson Albano Incumbent 27.9% 24,794
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Milam Incumbent 25% 22,207
     Republican Samuel Fiocchi 23.8% 21,156
     Republican Suzanne Walters 23.4% 20,810
Total Votes 88,967

Speculation

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.[4][5]

2009

Running for re-election in the 2009 general election, Milam defeated challengers Michael Donohue and John A. McCann. He was bracketed with Nelson Albano.[6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, First Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nelson Albano (D) 32,375
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Milam (D) 29,810
Michael J. Donohue (R) 27,705
John A. McCann (R) 26,778

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Milam did not raise any money in donations.[8]

Issues

Campaign themes


Assemblyman Milam discussing illegal beach dumping

On their shared campaign website, Milam, Nelson Albano, and Sen. Jeff Van Drew listed five major themes of their campaign:[9]

  • 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.[10]

Debate

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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Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly District 1
2008–2013
Succeeded by
Bob Andrzejczak (D)