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Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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New Jersey General Assembly District 13
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly District 12
2008 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sMonmouth University
Personal
Birthday06/09/1963
Place of birthMarlboro, NJ
ProfessionChief Executive Officer, FSD Enterprises L.L.C.
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr. (b. June 9, 1963) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. He was moved into District 13 by the 2011 redistricting process after serving in District 12 since 2008. He served as Assistant Republican Whip in 2009.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, he served on the Little Silver Council from 1994-1995, and has been chairman of the Little Silver Municipal GOP, New Jersey Young Republicans and Monmouth County Voting Republicans.[1]

Biography

O'Scanlon earned his B.S. in Finance and his B.A. in Psychology from Monmouth University in 1986. His professional experience includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of FSD Enterprises LLC.[2]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, O'Scanlon served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Budget

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, O'Scanlon served on the following committees:

Issues


Assemblyman O'Scanlon discussing tax amnesty

  • A1434 Abolishes legislative leadership committees; reduces contributions to State political party committees to $12,500 per year, to county committees to $10,000 per year and to municipal committees to $5,000 per year.
  • A1443 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions.
  • A2585 Prohibits member of Legislature from entering into contract with public entity located within member's legislative district.
  • A3872 Implements constitutional amendment establishing office of Lieutenant Governor. [3]

National Political Awareness Test

O'Scanoln's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his top priorities, he stated:

Reining in runaway spending, which has led NJ to raise existing taxes, create 94 new taxes in 5 years, and consider selling prized transportation assets to meet budget obligations. Lowering property taxes by redirecting budget priorities and changing the school funding formula, so that suburban and rural school districts receive a proportionate amount of state aid. Enacting ethics reforms to restore people's confidence in government, which currently counts legislators under indictment and under federal investigation.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

O'Scanlon won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 13. O'Scanlon was bracketed with Amy Handlin. He defeated Edna Walsh and Stephen Boracchia in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent Amy Handlin (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

O'Scanlon won re-election in 2011 to District 13 instead of District 12 due to Redistricting. O'Scanlon and incumbent Amy Handlin 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 2009, O'Scanlon received 41,529 votes (32%), defeating challengers John Amberg, Michelle Roth, and Steven Welzer. He was bracketed with Caroline Casagrande.[10][11]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twelfth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr. (R) 42,932
Green check mark transparent.png Caroline Casagrande (R) 42,662
Michelle Roth (D) 25,891
John Amberg (D) 24,125
Steven Welzer (Gr) 1,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for O'Scanlon is available dating back to 2005. Based on available campaign finance records, O'Scanlon raised a total of $585,985 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 16, 2013.[12]

Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 13 Won $232,493
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 12 Won $138,897
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 12 Won $174,074
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 12 Defeated $40,521
Grand Total Raised $585,985

2011

O'Scanlon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, O'Scanlon raised a total of $232,493.

2009

O'Scanlon won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, O'Scanlon raised a total of $15,355.

2007

O'Scanlon won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, O'Scanlon raised a total of $15,355.

2005

O'Scanlon lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, O'Scanlon raised a total of $14,065.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

Personal

O'Scanlon is married to Heather Brittain O'Scanlon.

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