Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose has served the citizens of New Jersey's 24th District since February 2003 when she was elected to fill the remainder of Congressman Scott Garrett's term in the New Jersey General Assembly. She later went on to win the primary and general elections that year She has been re-elected in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Assemblywoman McHose serves as the Deputy Republican Conference Leader in the Assembly. She is a member of the Assembly Appropriations Committeee, Consumer Affairs Committee and Legislative Services Commission. During her time in the Legislature, Assemblywoman McHose has worked to support veterans' and military issues, crime and ethics concerns. She has seen several of her prime sponsored bills enacted into law. These include NJ pulling out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, legislation to give the Superior Court exclusive jurisdiction in any matter concerning a motor vehicle incident where death or serious bodily injury has occurred, legislation making it a disorderly persons offense to purposely disrupt a funeral and The Sex Offender Monitoring Act, which establishes a program for the continuous, satellite-based monitoring of sex offenders.
Her service to the people of New Jersey and the 24th Legislative District has brought a variety of honors and recognition to Assemblywoman McHose from many important organizations. These include being selected as the New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Legislator of the Year in January 2007; Legislator of the Year by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors in 2006; Legislative Leader of 2006 by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization, an affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association; receiving the Endless Journey award in 2006 from the New Jersey Victims of Crime Law Center based in Sparta; honored by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris & Sussex Counties, Inc. for her continued support of CASA and children in need throughout New Jersey; receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Community Builders Association in 2007.
Assemblywoman McHose is the first woman to represent New Jersey's 24th District and the first state legislator to give birth while in office in. Assemblywoman McHose and Senator Robert E. Littell were the first father-daughter team to serve simultaneously. Her grandfather, Alfred B. Littell, served in both houses of the New Jersey legislature. He was also Senate President and Acting Governor.
Prior to her legislative service, Assemblywoman McHose worked as a Senate legislative aide specializing in budget issues for seven years. She was a Policy Council Director in Education & Healthcare for a grassroots outreach organization in Washington, DC and in the first Bush Administration at both the National Endowment for the Humanities, working directly for Chairwoman Lynne V. Cheney, and the US Department of the Treasury, under Secretary Nicholas Brady.
In 2008, Assemblywoman McHose was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention and she was one of New Jersey's representatives to the Platform Committee. She is one of the New Jersey Co-Chairs for the McCain-Palin campaign. Assemblywoman McHose is also an elected member to the Sussex County Republican Committee.
Assemblywoman McHose was born on May 24, 1965, in Newton, New Jersey. She attended Simmons College, Boston and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Government and Politics with a concentration in Economics.
Assemblywoman McHose and her husband Morgan were married in 1993. They reside in Franklin with their three children Logan, Grant and Molly.
Bio In Brief
Legislative Service General Assembly 2003-present Deputy Conference Leader 2008-2009 Assistant Leader 2006-07 Assistant Republican Whip 2004-05
Public/Party Service Bush-Quayle Administration 1988-92: National Endowment of the Humanities, Special Assistant to the Chair U.S. Department of the Treasury, Special Assistant to the General Counsel, Special Assistant to the Treasurer
Committees Human Services Military and Veterans' Affairs Legislative Services Commission
Education B.S. University of Maryland - College Park (Government and Politics)
Birthday May 24, 1965
Assemblywoman McHose's Video Page
Assemblywoman Alison McHose doesn't limit her work and service to voters by merely sitting in the State House in Trenton. She regularly takes part in events, discussions and seminars in support of issues she believes in as well as to hear from her constituents.
This dedication to her job and responsibilities can be seen in the selection of videos featured on Assemblywoman McHose's Video Page.
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