Amy Handlin

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Amy Handlin
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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.[2]

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.[3]

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:[4]

  • 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.[5][6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10] She was bracketed with Samuel Thompson.[11]

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.[12]

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.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Amy Handlin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

Personal

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

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