Alison Littell McHose

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Alison Littell McHose
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 24th Legislative District
In office
February 4, 2003 – October 17, 2015
Preceded byScott Garrett
Succeeded byGail Phoebus
Personal details
Alison Elizabeth Littell

(1965-05-24) May 24, 1965 (age 53)
Newton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Morgan McHose (m. 1993)
ParentsRobert Littell
Virginia Littell
ResidenceFranklin, New Jersey
Alma materSimmons College,

University of Maryland,
College Park

Alison Elizabeth Littell McHose (born May 24, 1965) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2003 to 2015, where she represented the 24th Legislative District.


McHose was born on May 24, 1965 in Newton to Robert Littell (January 9, 1936 – November 14, 2014) and Virginia Littell (born December 8, 1943). At the time, her father was a Franklin borough councilman and later became an Assemblyman and State Senator while her mother was a business consultant and later chair of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. Her grandfather Alfred B. Littell represented Sussex County in both houses of the Legislature and served as Senate President in 1951.[1]

McHose attended Simmons College in Boston and graduated with a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Government and Politics.[1][2] Following her graduation, McHose was a legislative aide in father's district office and later specializing in budget issues. During the George H. W. Bush administration, from 1988 until 1992, McHose worked at the National Endowment for the Humanities under Chairwoman Lynne Cheney and the Department of the Treasury under Nicholas F. Brady.[1] At the Republican National Convention in 2008, McHose served as a national delegate from New Jersey.[2]

Legislative career[edit]

McHose was selected on January 25, 2003 by the Republican county committee members from Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon Counties to fill the remainder of Scott Garrett's term in the General Assembly after he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, and was sworn into office on February 4, 2003. McHose is the first woman to serve the 24th District and is the first sitting legislator to give birth while in office. She is also part of the first father-daughter team to serve simultaneously in the New Jersey Legislature, together with her father who was serving in the Senate from the 24th district at the time.[1]

McHose serves in the Assembly on the Assembly Appropriations Committee, the Consumer Affairs Committee, and the Legislative Services Commission.[2] McHose has served as the Deputy Republican Whip from 2012 to 2013, Republican Deputy Conference Leader of the Assembly from 2008 to 2009, Assistant Minority Leader from 2006–2008, and was the Assistant Republican Whip from 2004-2006.[2]

McHose gained notoriety after office when her harassment of a breastfeeding mother on a public beach resulted in a lawsuit for $1,000,000.00 in damages against the town.[3]

Personal life[edit]

McHose has been married to Morgan Arthur McHose since July 1993; they reside in Franklin Borough with their three children.[1][4]

After accepting a position in January 2015 as Business Administrator of Franklin Borough, McHose announced that she was planning to resign from her seat in the Assembly, though no date was specified.[5] She chose not to run for re-election in 2015 and ultimately resigned on October 17.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Assemblywoman McHose's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed September 14, 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "WEDDINGS; Alison E. Littell, Morgan McHose". The New York Times. August 1, 1993. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  5. ^ via Associated Press. "N.J. assemblywoman gets new job, will leave Legislature", The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2015. Accessed January 1, 2015. "A longtime member of the New Jersey Assembly is planning to leave the Legislature.The New Jersey Herald reports that Alison Littell McHose announced her intentions Thursday, the same day she was named the new business administrator for Franklin Borough."
  6. ^ "Official List Page 28 of 48 Candidates for General Assembly For PRIMARY ELECTION 06/02/2015 Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. August 10, 2015. pp. 28–29. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Jennings, Rob (October 16, 2015). "McHose resigns from Assembly". New Jersey Herald. Retrieved November 1, 2015.

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New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Scott Garrett
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 24th District
February 4, 2003 – October 17, 2015
With: Guy R. Gregg, Gary R. Chiusano, Parker Space
Succeeded by
Gail Phoebus