Arnone and Kiley endorse her reelection
Christine Giordano Hanlon announced that she is seeking a second term as Monmouth County Clerk and that she will seek the Republican nomination at the Monmouth GOP convention on Feburary 8 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.
“I am excited to announce my intention to run for re-election as Monmouth County Clerk. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the residents of Monmouth County for the past five years in this capacity and I look forward to the next five year term with many more ideas and the enthusiasm to continue to build upon the successes we have had.”
Hanlon was appointed Acting Clerk by former Governor Chris Christie to replace M. Claire French upon her retirement on March 21, 2015. French held the bible as Judge Joseph W. Oxley issued the Oath of Office.
The New Jersey Senate confirmed the appointment on May 18, 2015 and Hanlon was elected to her own five year term on November 3, 2015. She has worked since then to modernize the office and improve outreach to the residents of Monmouth County. Before her election, she practiced law for over 20 years, most recently at Archer & Greiner. Her legal work focused on government affairs and municipal law. She is also a former Commissioner on the Monmouth County Board of Elections, serving as Secretary for two years.
“I am very proud of the work I have done to modernize and expand the services of the County Clerk’s Office,” said Hanlon. “My initiatives include the creation of several new and easy to use websites, launching one of the first election mobile phone applications in the State, implementing a property fraud alert service, and initiating The Mobile County Connection program. I am particularly proud of the Honoring Our Heroes Veterans Appreciation program, which we started in 2015 and which has grown to include more than 250 businesses throughout the county.”
Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Freeholder Director Sue Kiley endorsed Hanlon’s reelection.
“Christine has become a leader in the State of New Jersey with respect to new technology, new services, and election issues,” said Arnone, “I support her wholeheartedly for another term.”
“Christine has done tremendous work for our county. It is fitting that we have a strong woman at the top of the county ticket in the same year that we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote,” Kiley said. “She has my respect as a leader and my full support.”
The County Clerk’s office provides all real property records for the County (mortgages, land title deeds, liens, trade names and many other documents); manages the county’s electronic records archives and the county’s open public records system; prepares election ballots, processing vote-by-mail applications, tabulating election totals and certifying election results to the Secretary of State; assists people seeking passports; and stores a high volume of the County’s archival and historic records, some of which date as far back as the 17th century.
The County Clerk’s Office also provides resident and veteran identification cards to County residents, administers oaths to notaries and public officials and performs wedding ceremonies.