Anna C. Little

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Anna C. Little
Anna Little
Little at Independence Mall, Philadelphia in 2011
Personal details
Born (1967-09-23) September 23, 1967 (age 47)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Residence Highlands, New Jersey
Alma mater Seton Hall University (BA)
Seton Hall Law School (JD)
Sophia University, Tokyo
Occupation Lawyer, Politician
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Anna C. Little for Congress

Anna Campbell Little (born September 23, 1967) is an American Republican Party politician who served as mayor of Highlands, New Jersey from 2008 through 2010, and who has previously served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. She ran for congress in New Jersey's 6th congressional district, and lost to Democratic incumbent Frank Pallone . She began her campaign as a "Tea Party Approved" candidate.

Personal life[edit]

Mayor Little was raised in Middletown Township, New Jersey and educated locally at the Harmony School, St. Catherine's, St. Mary's, Thompson Junior High School, and Middletown High School South.

She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Languages at Seton Hall University, and is fluent in Spanish and French with a working knowledge of Japanese and Russian. She completed her Juris Doctor degree at Seton Hall University School of Law, and studied at Sophia University, Tokyo.

She is currently an attorney in private practice with offices in Highlands.

Her community involvement has included membership in the St. Agnes Church Choir, as Trustee of the Joann Frielinghaus Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Baykeeper's Oyster Reseeding Project, The Historical Society of Highlands, the Highlands Republican Club, the Highlands Community Singers and as a choir member at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.[1]

Political career[edit]

In the 2002 general election, Anna Little was elected to the Highlands Borough Council, and was reelected in 2005. She resigned from the council on September 20, 2006.

Freeholder[edit]

On February 25, 2006, Little was selected by the Monmouth County Republican Executive Committee to the unexpired term of Freeholder Amy Handlin, who had resigned to take a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly. In November 2006, she was elected to the remaining year of the unexpired term.

Mayor[edit]

In 2007, Richard W. O'Neil, the incumbent mayor of Highlands withdrew his name from the ballot, and the Highlands Republican Party selected Little to take his place. She was elected Mayor of Highlands, New Jersey in the 2007 general election.

Congress[edit]

On April 12, 2010, Mayor Little filed her nomination by petition to run as a Republican in New Jersey's 6th Congressional District Republican primary on June 8, 2010.[2] On June 15, 2010, it was announced that Mayor Little won the Republican primary against Rumson, NJ businesswoman Diane Gooch on June 8, 2010. Little only won by 84 votes. Gooch did not seek a recount and endorsed Little.[3]

On November 3, 2010, Pallone defeated Little by over 16,000 votes, 55% to 43%. However, for the first time in his career, Pallone failed to carry his home county of Monmouth and Anna Little failed to carry her hometown of Highlands, NJ.

In 2012, Little announced that she would be a candidate for Congress again. On June 5, she won the nomination to face Pallone for the second time [1].

On November 6, 2012 Pallone defeated Little again, 63% to 35%.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, Monmouth County Directory, 2006/2007, Board of Chosen Freeholders
  2. ^ "New Jersey Elections, New Jersey Candidates and Politics". Uselections.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ Star-Ledger file. "Diane Gooch concedes to Anna Little in 6th district Republican primary". NJ.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amy Handlin
Monmouth County Freeholder
2006–2008
Succeeded by
John D'Amico, Jr.
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard W. O'Neil
Mayor of Highlands, New Jersey
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Frank Nolan