Lee Holtzman

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Lee Holtzman
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Candidate for
New Jersey State Senate District 27
Bachelor'sMontclair State University, 1997
J.D.Syracuse University School of Law, 2001
Place of birthLivingston, New Jersey
Campaign website
Lee S. Holtzman was a 2013 Republican candidate for District 27 of the New Jersey State Senate.[1]


Holtzman received a B.A. from Montclair State University in 1997 and his J.D. from Syracuse University School of Law in 2001. He graduated Cum Laude from Montclair and while at Syracuse he made the Dean's List and graduated as class president.[2]

Holtzman served as a clerk for Honorable Roger M. Hahn in the Tax Court of New Jersey as well as a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. Holtzman is a lawyer with McCarter & English, focusing on tax litigation. He has represented owners of industrial facilities, assisted living facilities, hotels, commercial properties, self storage facilities, apartment complexes, office buildings, golf courses and residential developments. Holtzman was recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star by the New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine for 2008-2011 and 2013.[3][2]


Campaign themes


In an interview with PolitickerNJ, Holtzman called his opponent, incumbent Richard J. Codey (D), "out of touch." If elected, Holtzman said ."..I will commit myself to working with Governor Christie and my Democrat colleagues to make New Jersey a more affordable place to live and a state that creates jobs, not support policies that impede our recovery."[4]



See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Holtzman ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 27. Holtzman was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Richard J. Codey (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5][6][7][8]

New Jersey State Senate, District 27 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Codey Incumbent 59.3% 34,291
     Republican Lee S. Holtzman 40.7% 23,581
Total Votes 57,872


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Holtzman ran in the 2011 election for New Jersey State Senate District 27. Holtzman and Nicole Hagner ran unopposed in the June 7 Republican Primary. Holtzman and Hagner were defeated by incumbents Mila Jasey (D) and John McKeon (D) in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly District 27 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McKeon Incumbent 28% 23,508
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMila Jasey Incumbent 27.1% 22,757
     Republican Lee Holtzman 22.5% 18,857
     Republican Nicole Hagner 22.4% 18,790
Total Votes 83,912

Campaign donors


Holtzman lost the election for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Holtzman raised a total of $26,627.

District 27 ranked third in fundraising

As of October 25, 2011, candidates for District 27 raised $2,596,811 -- according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. This made District 27 number three in fundraising for the 2011 election season. Candidates for the district spent $1,478,438 of their campaign funds.[10]


Holtzman and his wife, Shari, have two children. They currently reside in Livingston, New Jersey.

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