Valerie Vainieri Huttle

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Valerie Vainieri Huttle
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New Jersey General Assembly District 37
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Deputy Speaker of the Assembly
2015-present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Personal
Date of birth09/15/1956
Place of birthJersey City, NJ
ProfessionLicensed Funeral Director, Vainieri Funeral Home
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (b. September 15, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005. As of the 2015 legislative session, Vainieri Huttle serves as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

Biography

Huttle earned her B.A. in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her professional experience includes serving as President/Funeral Director of the Vainieri Funeral Home.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Huttle served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2015
Human Services, Chair
Tourism, Gaming and the Arts
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Huttle served on the following committees:

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Huttle served on the following committees:

Issues

  • A100 Creates "The 2009 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project Act."
  • A123 Requires retail pharmacies to stock and dispense emergency contraception.
  • A128 Establishes the "Firearm Automated Licensing System;" provides for an additional assessment fee for retail dealer licenses, handgun purchaser permits and firearm purchaser identification cards.
  • A818 Enacts the "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act."[2]

National Political Awareness Test

Huttle's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides a candidate's views on a number of major issues. Huttle did not provide an answer when asked her top priorities.[3]

Elections

2015

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2015

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on June 2, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2015.[4]

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Huttle won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 37. Huttle was bracketed with Gordon Johnson. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She and Gordon Johnson (D) defeated Dierdre Paul (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 33.5% 26,581
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.3% 26,373
     Republican Gino Tessaro 16.8% 13,338
     Republican Dierdre Paul 16.4% 12,988
Total Votes 79,280

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Huttle won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Gordon Johnson ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Keith Jensen, Gregory Aslanian, and Julian Heicklen in the November 8 general election.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 34.1% 22,062
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.8% 21,839
     Republican Keith Jensen 15.7% 10,150
     Republican Gregory John Aslanian 15.4% 9,929
     Libertarian Julian Heicklen 1% 675
Total Votes 64,655

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009, general election, Huttle received 32,104 votes (33%), defeating Republican challengers Barry Bellin and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz.[10] She was bracketed with Gordon Johnson.[11] [12]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon M. Johnson (D) 32,845
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) 32,440
Barry Bellin (R) 16,266
Wojciech Siemaszkiewcz (R) 15,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vainieri Huttle is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $1,025,718 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[13]

Valerie Vainieri Huttle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2013 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $79,750
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $175,073
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $135,914
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $230,520
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $38,717
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 38 Defeated $365,744
Grand Total Raised $1,025,718

2013

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2013. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $79,750.
New Jersey General Assembly 2013 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Valerie Vainieri Huttle's campaign in 2013
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East$7,500
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees / AFSCME$5,000
Election Fund of Loretta Weinberg$3,525
New Jersey Education Association$3,500
New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2013$79,750
Source: Follow the Money

2011

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $175,073.

2009

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $135,914.

2007

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $230,520.

2005

Vainieri Huttle won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $38,717.

1997

Vainieri Huttle lost the election for the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $365,744.

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature is in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Huttle’s endorsements included the following:[14] [15]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, Huttle’s endorsements included the following:[16]

Personal

Vainieri Huttle and her husband, Frank III, Esq., have two daughters. Huttle was a member of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders from 2001-2007.

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014
  2. New Jersey State Legislature, "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Assemblyman Vainieri Huttle-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014
  4. New Jersey Department of Elections, "2015 Primary Election Timeline," accessed February 2, 2015
  5. New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013
  6. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014
  7. Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
  8. New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013
  9. New Jersey Department of State, "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014
  10. Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  11. Associated Press, "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014
  12. New Jersey Department of State, "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results," accessed April 10, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "Contributions to Huttle, Valerie Vainieri," accessed April 15, 2015
  14. PolitickerNJ.com, "AFL-CIO endorses candidates for elections," accessed September 4, 2013
  15. Planned Parenthood NJ "Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey Announces Endorsements in State Elections," accessed September 5, 2013
  16. Politicker NJ, "2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates," accessed August 5, 2011