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Valerie Vainieri Huttle

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Valerie Vainieri Huttle
New Jersey General Assembly District 37
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFairleigh Dickinson University
Date of birth09/15/1956
Place of birthJersey City, NJ
ProfessionLicensed Funeral Director, Vainieri Funeral Home
Office website
Campaign website
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (b. September 15, 1956) is a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 37 since 2006.


Huttle earned her B.A. in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Huttle was a member of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders from 2001-2007, and is currently President/Funeral Director of the Vainieri Funeral Home.[1]

Committee assignments



'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]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Huttle ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 37. Huttle is bracketed with Gordon Johnson. She was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. She is challenged by Stephanie Shellenberger (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[4]


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.[5]

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


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.[6] She was bracketed with Gordon Johnson.[7] He was bracketed with Valerie Vainieri Huttle.


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


In 2011, Huttle received $175,073 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Valerie Vainieri Huttle's campaign in 2011
New Jersey State Laborers$8,200
New Jersey Education Association$5,000
Decotiis Fitzpatrick & Cole$5,000
New Jersey Funeral Directors Association$5,000
Bergen Together Inc$4,100
Total Raised in 2011 $175,073
Total Votes received in 2011 22,062
Cost of each vote received $7.94


Below are Huttle's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
Electrical Workers Local 164 $16,400
Bergen Together Inc $5,600
New Jersey Funeral Directors Association $5,000
New Jersey Education Association $4,350
New Jersey State Laborers $2,600



Huttle was endorsed by:


Vainieri Huttle and her husband, Frank III, Esq., have two daughters.

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