|Address||3001 East Chestnut Avenue |
Vineland, New Jersey 08361, United States
|| March 11, 1954
Dec 07, 2019 08:38pm
|Info||Nelson Albano lost his 19-year-old son, Michael, in a December 2001 traffic crash caused by a drunken driver. |
From the depths of that despair came a flame of desire to make sure that no other child would have to suffer the same fate, that no other parent would feel the same loss.
He worked with state legislators to enact Michael's Law, which stiffens penalties for repeat drunken drivers.
More than three years later, that life-changing experience has inspired Albano to take a major next step.
The 51-year-old fitness instructor and Landis ShopRite supervisor has decided to run for public office. He has signed up as the running mate of Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew, one of the legislators who pushed hardest for Michael's Law, in a campaign to represent voters in the Assembly's 1st Legislative District.