Matthew Milam is returning to the New Jersey State Assembly.
The Vineland Democrat won a special election on Tuesday night to fill the 1st district Assembly seat to replace Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle). Andrzejczak left the Assembly earlier this month to take the State Senate seat Jeff Van Drew vacated to take his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Milam is expected to be sworn in on Thursday.
The path for Milam’s political comeback — he represented the Cape May and Cumberland district in the Assembly from 2008 to 2013 — was cleared to weeks ago when his opponent, Cumberland County freeholder Jim Quinn, dropped out of the race.
Milam will serve for the remainder of Andrzejczak’s term. He is expected to seek election to a full two-year term in November.