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   |Status = Incumbent
 
   |Status = Incumbent
 
   |Tenure = 2012 - Present
 
   |Tenure = 2012 - Present
  |Term ends = January 2014
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  |Term ends = January 12, 2016
 
   |Assumed office = 2012
 
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   |Political party = Republican
 
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   |Per diem =  
 
   |Per diem =  
 
   |Pension =  
 
   |Pension =  
   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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   |Last election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
   |Appointed =  
 
   |Appointed =  
 
   |Appointed by =  
 
   |Appointed by =  
 
   |First elected = 2007
 
   |First elected = 2007
 
   |Term limits =  
 
   |Term limits =  
   |Next election = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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   |Next election = November 3, 2015
 
   |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly District 12
 
   |Prior office = New Jersey General Assembly District 12
 
   |Prior office years = 2008 - 2012
 
   |Prior office years = 2008 - 2012
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   |Profession = Chief Executive Officer, FSD Enterprises L.L.C.
 
   |Profession = Chief Executive Officer, FSD Enterprises L.L.C.
 
   |Religion =  
 
   |Religion =  
   |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=277
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   |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=353
 
   |Campaign website =  
 
   |Campaign website =  
 
   |Personal website =  
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr.''' (b. June 9, 1963) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing the 13th District since 2012. He was moved into District 13 by the [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting process]] after serving in District 12 since 2008. He was Assistant Republican Whip in 2009.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Declan J. O'Scanlon, Jr.''' (b. June 9, 1963) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]], representing [[New Jersey General Assembly District 13| District 13]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.  He was moved into District 13 by the [[Redistricting in New Jersey|2011 redistricting process]] after serving in District 12 since 2008. He served as Assistant Republican Whip in 2009.  
  
O'Scanlon is also the Chief Executive Officer of FSD Enterprises LLC.  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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58171 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman O'Scanlon]</ref>
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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.<ref name=bio>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58171 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
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==Biography==
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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.<ref name=bio/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2014-2015===
* [[Budget Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Budget]]
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, O'Scanlon served on the following committees:
* [[Human Services Committee, New Jersey General Assembly|Human Services]]
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|Committee1 =Budget
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===2010-2012===
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In the 2010-2012 legislative session, O'Scanlon 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 =Budget
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Human Services
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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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*A1443 Prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective and appointive positions.   
 
*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.  
 
*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.   <ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor]</ref>
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*A3872 Implements constitutional amendment establishing office of Lieutenant Governor.<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===
 
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:
 
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:
<blockquote>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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=58171 Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman O'Scanlon ''Issue Positions'']</ref></blockquote>
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<blockquote>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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=58171 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Assemblyman O'Scanlon-Issue Positions," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
 
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</blockquote>
===Presidential preference===
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{{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>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013]]''
  
O'Scanlon {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|New Jersey General Assembly]] District 13. O'Scanlon is bracketed with [[Amy Handlin]]. He defeated [[Edna Walsh]] and [[Stephen Boracchia]] in the June 4 Republican primary. He 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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O'Scanlon won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013|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.<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]]''
O'Scanlon won re-election in 2011 but in District 13 instead of his current District 12 due to [[Redistricting in New Jersey|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.<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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O'Scanlon won re-election in 2011 to District 13 instead of District 12 due to [[Redistricting in New Jersey|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.<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
 
{{Election box 2011
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|votes6 = 757
 
|votes6 = 757
 
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}}
 
  
 
===2009===
 
===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]].<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><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 2009, O'Scanlon received 41,529 votes (32%), defeating challengers [[John Amberg]], [[Michelle Roth]], and [[Steven Welzer]].  He was bracketed with [[Caroline Casagrande]].<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>
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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>
  
 
{{Votebox |  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2011===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2011, O'Scanlon received $232,493 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 = O'Scanlon
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|Full name = Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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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=8018 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Oscanlon Jr, Declan" accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2011 = 232493
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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 = 138897
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|result2009 = Won
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|office2009 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009|New Jersey General Assembly, District 12]]
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|totalraised2007 = 174074
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|result2007 = Won
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|office2007 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2007|New Jersey General Assembly, District 12]]
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|totalraised2005 = 40521
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|result2005 = Lost
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|office2005 = [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2005|New Jersey General Assembly, District 12]]
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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 = O'Scanlon
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|full Name = Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133745
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
 
|total raised = 232493
 
|total raised = 232493
|total votes = 22754
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
|Org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org2 = New Jersey Association of Realtors
|Org2 = New Jersey Association Of Realtors
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|org3 = Verizon
|Org3 = Verizon
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|org4 = Comcast
|Org4 = Comcast
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|org5 = New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemens Association
|Org5 = New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemens Association
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|orgamount1 = 15,852
|orgdonor1 = 15,852
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|orgamount2 = 8,250
|orgdonor2 = 8,250
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|orgamount3 = 5,850
|orgdonor3 = 5,850
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|orgamount4 = 4,200
|orgdonor4 = 4,200
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|orgamount5 = 4,125
|orgdonor5 = 4,125
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|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
Below are O'Scanlon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113448 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2009
{| class="wikitable"
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|name = O'Scanlon
|-
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|full Name = Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Contributor
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113448
! 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
|Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign
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|party = Republican
|$26,663
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|total raised = 15355
|-
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|org1 = New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers
|New Jersey Coalition Of Automotive Retailers
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|org2 = Comcast
|$3,250
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|org3 = New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|org4 = Mcgirr, Robert
|Comcast
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|org5 = Allison, Robert
|$3,000
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|orgamount1 = 3,250
|-
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|orgamount2 = 3,000
|New Jersey Business & Industry Association
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|orgamount3 = 2,650
|$$2,650
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|orgamount4 = 2,600
|-
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|orgamount5 = 2,600
|Mcgirr, Robert
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|}}
|$2,600
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|-
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===2007===
|}
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{{SLP donor box 2007
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|name = O'Scanlon
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|full Name = Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95857
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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 = 15355
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|org1 = New Jersey Republican Party
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|org2 = Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey
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|org3 = Election Fund of Alex Decroce
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|org4 = Election Fund of Joseph R Malone III for Assembly
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|org5 = Allison, Robert
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|orgamount1 = 88,142
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|orgamount2 = 8,200
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|orgamount3 = 8,200
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|orgamount4 = 8,000
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|orgamount5 = 3,500
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|}}
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===2005===
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{{SLP donor box 2005
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|name = O'Scanlon
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|full Name = Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77659
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|office= New Jersey General Assembly
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 14065
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|org1 = Oscanlon Jr, Declan J
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|org2 = Herson, Victoria
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|org3 = Herson, Michael
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|org4 = Apostle, Thomas
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|org5 = Hutchins, Robert H
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|orgamount1 = 3,000
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|orgamount2 = 2,600
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|orgamount3 = 2,600
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|orgamount4 = 2,500
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|orgamount5 = 2,000
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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==
 
O'Scanlon is married to Heather Brittain O'Scanlon.
 
O'Scanlon is married to Heather Brittain O'Scanlon.
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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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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Declan + O'Scanlon + New Jersey + Assembly'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Declan + O'Scanlon + New Jersey + Assembly'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
==Additional reading==
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly]]
 
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*[[New Jersey General Assembly#Standing committees|General Assembly Committees]]
*[http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/11/1017/2340/ ''NJSpotlight,'' "Legislative District 13," October 18, 2011]
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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=277 New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.]  
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*[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=353 Profile from the New Jersey General Assembly]
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*[http://openstates.org/nj/legislators/NJL000036/declan-j-oscanlon-jr/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58171 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=58171 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58171 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=58171 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Declan-J-OScanlon-Jr/35524526947 Assemblyman O'Scanlon Facebook profile]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Declan-J-OScanlon-Jr/35524526947 Declan O'Scanlon on Facebook]
 
*[http://district12.senatenj.com/oscanlon.php NJ 12th legislative district - Assemblyman O'Scanlon]
 
*[http://district12.senatenj.com/oscanlon.php NJ 12th legislative district - Assemblyman O'Scanlon]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/208274-declan-j-o-scanlon-jr-new-jersey State Surge - Legislative and voting track record]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/208274-declan-j-o-scanlon-jr-new-jersey State Surge - Legislative and voting track record]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113448 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95857 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77659 2005]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=133745 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113448 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95857 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77659 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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Latest revision as of 15:55, 31 July 2014

Declan O'Scanlon, Jr.
DO'Scanlon.jpg
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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[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

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.[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 2009, O'Scanlon received 41,529 votes (32%), defeating challengers John Amberg, Michelle Roth, and Steven Welzer. He was bracketed with Caroline Casagrande.[9] [10]

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.[11]

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.

Scorecards

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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

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. [12]

Personal

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

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