Matthew Milam returned to the New Jersey State Assembly today, taking the oath of office to fill the 1st district vacated this month when Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) resigned to join the State Senate.
The Vineland Democrat was an assemblyman from 2008 to 2013, and served as chairman of the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee.
“I am so grateful to be able to be a part of this esteemed body again, and this is a responsibility I don’t take likely,” said Milam. “I will do everything I can to improve the lives of my constituents, as serving the residents of Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland Counties is my greatest honor.”
Milam is expected to run for a full two-year term in the November 2019 general election.
Andrzejczak replaced Jefferson Van Drew (D-Dennis), who resigned from the Senate following his election to Congress.
Milam was elected to the Assembly in 2007, seeking the seat Van Drew vacated to run for senator. He beat Mike Donohue, now a Superior Court judge, by 2,020 votes; he won a rematch with Donohue in 2009 by 2,105 votes. In 2011, he defeated Sam Fiocchi — now a candidate for the Republican nomination to take on Andrzejczak by 1,051 votes.