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Matthew J. Doherty / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 36 Place of Birth Edison, NJ Where you live Belmar, NJ First Job Paperboy What it taught me I was 11 years old and I delivered two different newspapers in my middle class neighborhood. I learned that service leads to success - at the time I used to get a $1 tip from a customer and I thought I was loaded! Today, I provide service to clients, but instead of newspapers, I deliver financial advice. Status Married Family Wife: Maggie Moran; Daughters: Hannah Doherty (5), Claire Doherty (2) Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. I love watching my daughters discover new things. 2. I am addicted to chocolate. 3. I am still amazed at what my cell phone can do. Best advice you could give someone starting out Take care of the little things, and everything else falls into place.

Matthew Doherty is a Councilman in Belmar, NJ where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is active in Irish organizations in NJ, and has participated in the Bloody Sunday March in Derry with the AOH. While attending the March in 2009, he was able to meet with Belfast Lord Mayor Thomas Hartley and discuss policing issues in Northern Ireland. As a graduate of Georgetown University and an Irish-American, Doherty believes it is important to provide his daughters with the same educational opportunities he had, and to encourage them to remember their heritage.

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