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   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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   |First elected = 2005
 
   |First elected = 2005
 
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   |Next election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Amy H. Handlin''' (b. January 28, 1956) is a the deputy [[Republican Party|Republican]] leader of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 13th District since 2006.  She is currently a [[State Assembly Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]].
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Amy H. Handlin''' (b. January 28, 1956) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing [[New Jersey General Assembly District 13| District 13]].  She was first elected to the chamber in 2005.  She is currently the [[State Assembly Deputy Minority Leader|Deputy Minority Leader]].
  
Handlin currently works as an Associate Professor of Marketing at Monmouth University, a position she has held since 1998.  Prior to her election to the Assembly, she served as a freeholder in  Monmouth County from 1990-2005, was deputy mayor of Middletown from 1989-1990, and served on the Middletown Township Committee from 1987-1990. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58172 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Handlin]</ref>
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Prior to her election to the Assembly, she served as a freeholder in  Monmouth County from 1990-2005, was deputy mayor of Middletown from 1989-1990 and served on the Middletown Township Committee from 1987-1990.<ref name=bio>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58172 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Handlin earned her B.A. in History from Harvard University in 1977, her M.B.A. in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1979 and her Ph.D. in Marketing from New York University in 1991.  Her professional experience includes working as an Associate Professor of Marketing at Monmouth University since 1998.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2014-2015===
* [[Health and Senior Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Health and Senior Services]]
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Handlin served on the following committees:
* [[Law and Public Safety Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Law and Public Safety]]
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|year = 2014
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Health and Senior Services
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Regulated Professions
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 = New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation
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|Joint3=Yes
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|Chair3=
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|Committee4 =
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|Chair4=
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}}
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===2010-2012===
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In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Handlin served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New Jersey
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|Collapse=Yes
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|year = 2010
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|Chamber = General Assembly
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|Committee1 =Health and Senior Services
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Law and Public Safety
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 =
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|Chair3=
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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*A391 Requires all elected officials and candidates and certain other public officials to file financial disclosure statement.
 
*A391 Requires all elected officials and candidates and certain other public officials to file financial disclosure statement.
 
*A412 Requires all elected or appointed local government officers to receive ethics training.   
 
*A412 Requires all elected or appointed local government officers to receive ethics training.   
*A965 Prohibits candidates and elected public officials charged with crimes from using campaign contributions for their legal defense.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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*A965 Prohibits candidates and elected public officials charged with crimes from using campaign contributions for their legal defense.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp ''New Jersey State Legislature,'' "Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===National Political Awareness Test===
 
===National Political Awareness Test===
Handlin's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  When asked her top priorities she listed the top three as:<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=58172 Project Vote Smart - Assemblywoman Handlin ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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Handlin's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  When asked her top priorities she listed the top three as:<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=58172 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assemblywoman Handlin-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
 
<Blockquote>
 
<Blockquote>
 
*Cut state spending, enact permanent property tax reform
 
*Cut state spending, enact permanent property tax reform
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*Enact strict ethics laws and mandatory ethics training  
 
*Enact strict ethics laws and mandatory ethics training  
 
</blockquote>
 
</blockquote>
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
Handlin {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 13. Handlin is bracketed with [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]]. She defeated [[Edna Walsh]] and [[Stephen Boracchia]] in the June 4 Republican primary. She is challenged by [[Allison Friedman]] (D) and [[Matthew Morehead]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://www.co.monmouth.nj.us/ElectionResults/Election%20Result.htm ''Monmouth County Unofficial Primary Results,'' June 4, 2013]</ref>
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Handlin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 13. Handlin was bracketed with [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]]. She defeated [[Edna Walsh]] and [[Stephen Boracchia]] in the June 4 Republican primary. She and incumbent  [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]] (R) defeated [[Allison Friedman]] (D), [[Matthew Morehead]] (D) and [[Karen Anne Zaletel]] (G) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of Elections'', "Official Primary Election Results," accessed July 26, 2013]</ref><ref name=gencand>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-general-assembly-0912b.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2013 General Assembly general election candidates," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Democratic
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|party4= Democratic
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|party5= Green
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|party6=
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|winner1=Amy Handlin
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|winner2= Declan O'Scanlon Jr.
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 38795
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|votes2 = 37577
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|candidate3 = Allison Friedman
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|candidate4= Matthew Morehead
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|candidate5= Karen Anne Zaletel
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|candidate6=
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|votes3=19623
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|votes4=18843
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|votes5=796
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|votes6=
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2013
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|Chamber=New Jersey General Assembly, District 13,
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|Collapse=Yes
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 = Amy Handlin
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2= Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate3 = Edna Walsh
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|candidate4 = Stephen Boracchia
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|votes1 = 5720
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|votes2 = 5695
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|votes3 = 1646
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|votes4 = 1559
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011]]''
Handlin won re-election in 2011.  Handlin and [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]] ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary.  They then defeated [[Kevin Lavan]], [[Patrick Short]], [[William Lawton]], and [[Frank Cottone]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/official-2011-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List]</ref>
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Handlin won re-election in 2011.  Handlin and [[Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]] ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary.  They then defeated [[Kevin Lavan]], [[Patrick Short]], [[William Lawton]], and [[Frank Cottone]] in the November 8 general election.<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2011-results/2011-official-primary-candidates-gen-assembly-050411.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2011
 
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|votes6 = 757
 
|votes6 = 757
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Handlin received 39,863 votes (33%), defeating challengers [[Bob Brown]], [[James Grenafege]], and [[Sean Dunne]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Star Ledger'' 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009]</ref>  She was bracketed with [[Samuel Thompson]].<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2009results/09general/official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009]]''
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Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Handlin received 39,863 votes (33%), defeating challengers [[Bob Brown]], [[James Grenafege]], and [[Sean Dunne]].<ref>[http://elections.nj.com/dynamic/files/elections/2009/by_state/NJ_State_Assembly_1103.html?SITE=NJNEWELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associate Press,'' "General Election Results, November 4, 2009," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>  She was bracketed with [[Samuel Thompson]].
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<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-results/2009-official-gen-elect-gen-assembly-tallies-120109.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State,'' "Official 2009 New Jersey Assembly General Election Results,accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2011===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, Handlin received $129,591 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NJ&y=2011&f=H Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Name = Handlin
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|Full name = Amy Handlin
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|year = 2005
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|Editdate = August 16, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8019 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Handlin, Amy" accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2011 = 129591
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|result2011 = Won
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|office2011 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey General Assembly, District 13]]
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|totalraised2009 = 137208
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 13]]
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|totalraised2007 = 106215
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 13]]
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|totalraised2005 = 148903
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|result2005 = Won
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2005|New Jersey General Assembly, District 13]]
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}}
  
{{slp donor box 2011
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===2011===
|Chamber = New Jersey General Assembly
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{{SLP donor box 2011
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|name = Handlin
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|full Name = Amy Handlin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133748
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = 129591
 
|total raised = 129591
|total votes = 24073
 
 
|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
 
|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
|org2 = Medical Society Of New Jersey
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|org2 = Medical Society of New Jersey
 
|org3 = Monmouth County Medical Society
 
|org3 = Monmouth County Medical Society
 
|org4 = New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
 
|org4 = New Jersey Funeral Directors Association
 
|org5 = Gooch, Diane
 
|org5 = Gooch, Diane
|orgdonor1 = 4,118
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|orgamount1 = 4,118
|orgdonor2 = 3,350
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|orgamount2 = 3,350
|orgdonor3 = 2,100
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|orgamount3 = 2,100
|orgdonor4 = 1,500
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|orgamount4 = 1,500
|orgdonor5 = 1,000
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|orgamount5 = 1,000
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are Handlin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113449 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2009
{| class="wikitable"
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|name = Handlin
|-
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|full Name = Amy Handlin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113449
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | 2009 total
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
|-
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|new = no
|New Jersey Republican Party
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|party = Republican
|$13,488
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|total raised = 137208
|-
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
|Republican National Committee
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|org2 = Republican National Cmte
|$6,775
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|org3 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org4 = Medical Society of New Jersey
|New Jersey Education Association
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|org5 = New Jersey Business & Industry Association
|$4,300
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|orgamount1 = 13,488
|-
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|orgamount2 = 6,775
|Medical Society Of New Jersey
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|orgamount3 = 4,300
|$2,275
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|orgamount4 = 2,275
|-
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|orgamount5 = 2,000
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|}}
|$2,000
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|-
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===2007===
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name = Handlin
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|full Name = Amy Handlin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95785
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 106215
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|org1 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org2 = New Jersey Assembly Republican Victory 2006
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|org3 = New Jersey Association of Realtors
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|org4 = New Jersey Education Association
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|org5 = Elberon Development Co
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|orgamount1 = 7,025
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|orgamount2 = 4,921
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|orgamount3 = 2,500
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|orgamount4 = 2,350
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|orgamount5 = 2,000
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|}}
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===2005===
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{{SLP donor box 2005
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|name = Handlin
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|full Name = Amy Handlin
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77585
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 148903
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|org1 = Assembly Republican Victory 2005
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|org2 = Election Fund of Alex Decroce
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|org3 = New Jersey Anesthesia Association
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|org4 = Medical Society of New Jersey
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|org5 = AT&T
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|orgamount1 = 41,143
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|orgamount2 = 8,000
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|orgamount3 = 6,000
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|orgamount4 = 6,000
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|orgamount5 = 5,000
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{New Jersey legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
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==Endorsements==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120214020948/http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-support-new-jersey-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," April 11, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Handlin and her husband, David, have two children, Daniel and Rebecca.
 
Handlin and her husband, David, have two children, Daniel and Rebecca.
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1017/2340/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 13," October 18, 2011]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
==Additional reading==
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly]]
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1017/2340/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 13," October 18, 2011]
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly#Standing committees|General Assembly Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature]]
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*[[New Jersey State Legislature#Joint Legislative Committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[New Jersey state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=254 New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Amy Handlin]  
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=254 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000040/amy-h-handlin/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Handlin/129420177138056?sk=info Amy Handlin, Campaign Facebook page]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Handlin/129420177138056?sk=info Amy Handlin, Campaign Facebook page]
 
*[http://www.njassemblyrepublicans.com/?works=handlin Amy Handlin, NJ Republicans profile]
 
*[http://www.njassemblyrepublicans.com/?works=handlin Amy Handlin, NJ Republicans profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58172 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58172 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58172 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58172 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113449 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95785 2007]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133748 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113449 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95785 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77585 2005]
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*[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-general-assembly.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Official Primary Results]
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* [http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-general-assembly-0715.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', Unofficial general election candidates]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Amy Handlin
AHandlin.jpg
New Jersey General Assembly District 13
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University
Master'sColumbia University, 1979
Ph.D.New York University, 1991
Personal
Birthday01/28/1956
Place of birthNeptune, NJ
ProfessionAssociate Professor of Marketing, Monmouth University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Amy H. Handlin (b. January 28, 1956) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005. She is currently the Deputy Minority Leader.

Prior to her election to the Assembly, she served as a freeholder in Monmouth County from 1990-2005, was deputy mayor of Middletown from 1989-1990 and served on the Middletown Township Committee from 1987-1990.[1]

Biography

Handlin earned her B.A. in History from Harvard University in 1977, her M.B.A. in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1979 and her Ph.D. in Marketing from New York University in 1991. Her professional experience includes working as an Associate Professor of Marketing at Monmouth University since 1998.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Handlin served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Health and Senior Services
Regulated Professions
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation

2010-2012

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

Issues

  • A221 Establishes campaign advertising ethics committee; imposes penalties for making false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent statements about candidates for public office.
  • A391 Requires all elected officials and candidates and certain other public officials to file financial disclosure statement.
  • A412 Requires all elected or appointed local government officers to receive ethics training.
  • A965 Prohibits candidates and elected public officials charged with crimes from using campaign contributions for their legal defense.[2]

National Political Awareness Test

Handlin's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked her top priorities she listed the top three as:[3]

  • Cut state spending, enact permanent property tax reform
  • End pay-to-play, enact significant campaign Finance reform
  • Enact strict ethics laws and mandatory ethics training

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Handlin won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 13. Handlin was bracketed with Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.. She defeated Edna Walsh and Stephen Boracchia in the June 4 Republican primary. She and incumbent Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. (R) defeated Allison Friedman (D), Matthew Morehead (D) and Karen Anne Zaletel (G) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Handlin Incumbent 33.5% 38,795
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeclan O'Scanlon Jr. Incumbent 32.5% 37,577
     Democratic Allison Friedman 17% 19,623
     Democratic Matthew Morehead 16.3% 18,843
     Green Karen Anne Zaletel 0.7% 796
Total Votes 115,634

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Handlin won re-election in 2011. Handlin and Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican primary. They then defeated Kevin Lavan, Patrick Short, William Lawton, and Frank Cottone in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Handlin Incumbent 30.5% 24,073
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeclan O'Scanlon Incumbent 28.8% 22,754
     Democratic Kevin Lavan 19.2% 15,165
     Democratic Patrick Short 19.4% 15,333
     Constitution Frank Cottone 1.1% 834
     Constitution William Lawton 1% 757
Total Votes 78,916

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Handlin received 39,863 votes (33%), defeating challengers Bob Brown, James Grenafege, and Sean Dunne.[9] She was bracketed with Samuel Thompson. [10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirteenth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Amy H. Handlin (R) 39,998
Green check mark transparent.png Samuel D. Thompson (R) 38,967
Robert "Bob" Brown (D) 20,371
James Grenafege (D) 18,769

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Handlin is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, Handlin raised a total of $521,917 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[11]

Amy Handlin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 Won $129,591
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 Won $137,208
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 Won $106,215
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 Won $148,903
Grand Total Raised $521,917

2011

Handlin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Handlin raised a total of $129,591.

2009

Handlin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Handlin raised a total of $137,208.

2007

Handlin won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Handlin raised a total of $106,215.

2005

Handlin won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Handlin raised a total of $148,903.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be 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

Presidential preference

2012

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Amy Handlin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

Handlin and her husband, David, have two children, Daniel and Rebecca.

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