Valerie Vainieri Huttle

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Valerie Vainieri Huttle
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New Jersey General Assembly District 37
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Personal
Birthday09/15/1956
Place of birthJersey City, NJ
ProfessionLicensed Funeral Director, Vainieri Funeral Home
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (b. September 15, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005.

Biography

Huttle earned her B.A. in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her professional experience includes serving as President/Funeral Director of the Vainieri Funeral Home.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Human Services, Chair
Tourism and Gaming
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation

2010-2012

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

Issues


'Meet the Leaders' with Assemblywoman Huttle

  • A100 Creates "The 2009 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project Act."
  • A123 Requires retail pharmacies to stock and dispense emergency contraception.
  • A128 Establishes the "Firearm Automated Licensing System"; provides for an additional assessment fee for retail dealer licenses, handgun purchaser permits and firearm purchaser identification cards.
  • A818 Enacts the "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act." [2]

National Political Awareness Test

Huttle's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides a candidate's views on a number of major issues. Huttle did not provide an answer when asked her top priorities.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Huttle won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 37. Huttle was bracketed with Gordon Johnson. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She and Gordon Johnson (D) defeated Dierdre Paul (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 33.5% 26,581
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.3% 26,373
     Republican Gino Tessaro 16.8% 13,338
     Republican Dierdre Paul 16.4% 12,988
Total Votes 79,280

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Huttle won re-election in 2011. She and incumbent Gordon Johnson ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Keith Jensen, Gregory Aslanian, and Julian Heicklen in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 37 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Vainieri Huttle Incumbent 34.1% 22,062
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGordon Johnson Incumbent 33.8% 21,839
     Republican Keith Jensen 15.7% 10,150
     Republican Gregory John Aslanian 15.4% 9,929
     Libertarian Julian Heicklen 1% 675
Total Votes 64,655

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Huttle received 32,104 votes (33%), defeating Republican challengers Barry Bellin and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz.[9] She was bracketed with Gordon Johnson.[10] [11]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gordon M. Johnson (D) 32,845
Green check mark transparent.png Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) 32,440
Barry Bellin (R) 16,266
Wojciech Siemaszkiewcz (R) 15,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vainieri Huttle is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $954,168 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 28, 2013.[12]

Valerie Vainieri Huttle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $175,073
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $135,914
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $230,520
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 37 Won $46,917
1997 New Jersey State Senate, District 38 Defeated $365,744
Grand Total Raised $954,168

2011

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $175,073.

2009

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $135,914.

2007

Vainieri Huttle won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $230,520.

2005

Vainieri Huttle won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $46,917.

1997

Vainieri Huttle lost the election for the New Jersey State Senate in 1997. During that election cycle, Vainieri Huttle raised a total of $365,744.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Huttle’s endorsements included the following: [13] [14]

  • The New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

2011

In 2011, Huttle’s endorsements included the following: [15]

Personal

Vainieri Huttle and her husband, Frank III, Esq., have two daughters. Huttle was a member of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders from 2001-2007.

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