- Charlotte Vandervalk
Charlotte Vandervalk (born July 31, 1937) is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1991, where she represents the 39th legislative district. She has served in the Assembly as Deputy Republican Leader from 2002-2003 and Assistant Majority Leader from 1992-1995.
Vandervalk serves in the Assembly on the Higher Education Committee and the Housing and Local Government Committee.
Vandervalk has worked in the legislature on health care policy, sponsoring legislation on HMO reform, appropriations of expanded funds to home health care and the Work First NJ welfare reform program. She has served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on AIDS since 2002, and on the Commission for Study of Pain Management Policy, since 2003. She served on the Certificate of Need Study Commission in 1999, the Governor’s Task Force on Welfare Reform in 1996 and the Capital Planning Commission from 1991-1992. Vandervalk served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1986-1991 and was a member of the Montvale Borough Council from 1980-1985.
On August 25, 2011, Vandervalk announced that she would not run for re-election in November, saying that she wanted to spend more time with her family, and would continue to serve until her term ended in January 2012.
Each of the forty 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 39th District for the 2010-2011 Legislative Session are:
- Senator Gerald Cardinale, and
- Assemblyman Bob Schroder
- ^ a b c Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 26, 2011.
- ^ Gartland, Michael. "Vandervalk won't run again", The Record (Bergen County), August 26, 2011. Accessed August 26, 2011. "Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk announced on Thursday that she will not run for reelection in the 39th Legislative District in November.... 'I just felt it was time,' she said. 'I don't have any health problems or anything like that — at least that I know about. I just would like more time with my family.'"
- Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk's website
- Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature
- New Jersey Legislature financial disclosure forms
- New Jersey Voter Information Website 2003
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