Alison McHose

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Alison McHose
New Jersey General Assembly District 24
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 12
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Date of birth05/24/1965
Office website
Campaign website
Alison McHose (b. May 24, 1965) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 24th District since 2003. She currently serves as Deputy Minority Whip and was Deputy Conference Leader from 2008-2009.

McHose sits on the Sussex County Office of Aging Advisory Board (1997-present), and the Franklin Economic Development Committee (1995-present).[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

McHose won re-election in 2011. She and Gary Chiusano ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated Leslie Huhn, Jim Nye, Rose Ann Salanitri, and Mark Quick in the November 8 general election.[2]

New Jersey General Assembly District 24 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlison McHose Incumbent 30.6% 19,026
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Chiusano Incumbent 29.8% 18,561
     Democratic Leslie Huhn 16.5% 10,290
     Democratic Jim Nye 15.8% 9,832
     Independent Rose Ann Salanitri 5.1% 3,161
     Independent Mark Quick 2.2% 1,382
Total Votes 62,252


Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, McHose received 49,720 votes (44%), defeating Democratic challenger Frederick Katz, Jr..[3] She was bracketed with Gary Chiusano.[4]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Fourth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alison Littell McHose (R) 50,973
Green check mark transparent.png Gary R. Chiusano (R) 47,741
Frederick J. Katz, Jr. (D) 17,781

Campaign donors


In 2011, McHose received $164,410 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alison McHose's campaign in 2011
New Jersey Republican Party$12,785
Election Fund Of Assemblyman Dave Rible$4,500
Oroho For Senate$3,792
Bramnick For Assembly$3,313
Election Fund Of Alex De Croce$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $164,410
Total Votes received in 2011 19,026
Cost of each vote received $8.64


Below are McHose's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican National Committee $7,775
Election Fund Of Alex Decroce $5,000
Chiusano For Assembly $4,070
New Jersey Association Of Realtors $3,850
Electrical Workers Local 102 $3,775


Assemblywoman McHose speaks at AFP

Campaign themes

On her website McHose lists a number of her priority issues, including ethics reform, property tax reform, completing the Lackawanna Cutoff rail passenger restoration project, limiting the eminent domain of the state, restricting where sex offenders can live, and tougher drunk driving laws.[7]

  • A532 Requires public bodies to allow public comment at every meeting.
  • A1270 "Women's Right to Know Act."
  • A1691 "Transparency in Government Act;" provides for establishment of State public finance website.
  • A1692 Prohibits certain candidates from receiving public financing for campaigns.
  • A1693 Establishes eleven-member "New Jersey Clean Elections Financing Study Commission."[8]


On July 7, 2011, Democrats Ed Selby, Leslie Huhn and Jim Nye sent a letter to Republican incumbents Alison McHose, Gary Chiusano and Steven Oroho, challenging them to a series of debates to take place before the November 8 general election. Leslie Huhn stated that Republicans have "had it too easy" in recent elections, and that they have taken their constituents for granted for too long.[9]

The Democrats gave Republicans 10 days to respond. The same day (July 7), Lou Crescitelli, spokesman for the District 24 Republicans, confirmed the GOP incumbents will participate in the debates. Since redistricting took place, 11 new county municipalities were added to the district. Ed Selby (D) suggested the need to "expand"[9] because the newly annexed counties might not know the candidates as well. The invitation to debate was not sent to the two Independent candidates in Assembly District 24, Rose Ann Salanitri and Mark Quick.[9]

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