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Declan Joseph O'Scanlon, Edit Profile

politician , member of the New Jersey General Assembly

Declan Joseph O'Scanlon, Jr. is an American Republican Party politician, who is serving in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 13th Legislative District since January 10, 2012.

Background

O'Scanlon,, Declan Joseph was born on June 9, 1963 in Marlboro, New Jersey, United States.

Education

O'Scanlon graduated with a B.A. from Monmouth University with a major in Psychology, and a B.S. from Monmouth University in Finance.

Career

Prior to the 2011 redistricting, he represented the 12th District in the Assembly from January 8, 2008 until 2012. He served on the Little Silver Borough Council from 1994 to 2007 and also served as the borough's police commissioner. He is the Chief Executive Officer of FSD Enterprises LLC of Red Bank.

The company is a wireless telecommunications consulting and public relations firm he founded in 1995. FSD specializes in helping bring together elected officials and wireless industry representatives to promote mutually agreeable solutions to wireless infrastructure siting. FSD's areas of expertise include municipal wireless ordinance construction, current wireless technology and future trends and municipal bidding for wireless infrastructure locations.

Running together with Jennifer Beck, O'Scanlon lost the very close Assembly election held on November 8, 2005. One-term incumbent Robert Lewis Morgan lost his bid for re-election, coming in fourth with 30,257 votes. In a partial rematch of 2005, O'Scanlon and his Republican running mate Caroline Casagrande defeated incumbent Panter and future Monmouth County Freeholder Amy Mallet in the 2007 General Assembly election.

O'Scanlon and Casagrande received 25.6% and 25.5% of the vote respectively while Panter and Mallet got 25.0% and 23.9% respectively. O'Scanlon serves on the Assembly Budget Committee and the Joint Budget Oversight committee. In 2009, he was an Assistant Republican Whip and was a Republican Policy Co-Chair from 2010 until 2011.

Since 2011, he has been the Republican Budget Officer succeeding Joseph R. Malone who retired from the position. O'Scanlon is known for advocating the improvement for drivers who travel on the state's roads. He was staunchly opposed to the state's red light camera program and has proposed legislation to increase fines for those caught misusing passing lanes, increasing the state's speed limit, and removing the state ban on self-service gas stations.

District 13Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 13th District for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session are:Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos (R)Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R).

Achievements

  • As of December 6, 2005, Beck was declared winner of one of the seats, and was the top vote getter in the District with 31,421 votes. Freshman Democratic Assemblyman Michael J. Panter won re-election with 30,473 votes, narrowly edging O'Scanlon, who had 30,400 votes, just 73 fewer than Panter.