Garabed "Chuck" Haytaian (born January 28, 1938) is an American Republican Party politician, who was the Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly during the 'tax revolt' of the James Florio – Christine Todd Whitman era. He is of Armenian descent.
He served in the General Assembly from 1982 to 1996. In 1994, he staged an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the United States Senate, falling to incumbent Frank Lautenberg, 51%-47%. Haytaian was the Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee from 1995 to 2001.
Sexual Harassment Accusation
In 1996, Beth Herbert, administrative assistant at the State House brought sexual harassment charges against Haytaian. She claimed that over a fifteen-month period, Haytaian would periodically call her into his office and molest her. The worst incidents, according to Herbert, took place after his failed Senate bid in 1994. Haytaian in turn filed charges against Herbert for defamation.
Following no formal investigation, the State offered to pay Herbert $175,000 in a settlement agreement.
- Gray, Jerry. "THE 1994 ELECTIONS: NEW JERSEY SENATOR; Lautenberg, on the Brink, Beats Back a G.O.P. Tide", The New York Times, November 10, 1994. Accessed November 25, 2007.
- "THE 1994 CAMPAIGN; The Election: A Voters' Guide To the Candidates", The New York Times, November 6, 1994. Accessed November 25, 2007. "Born in the Bronx, now lives in Mansfield, in rural Warren County."
- Macfarquhar, Neil (1996-01-31). "Denying Sex Harassment, Haytaian Sues His Accuser". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
- Preston, Jennifer (1997-07-27). "The High Cost Of Sexual Harassment". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
| Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly
1992 – 1996
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| Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee
1995 – 2001
Joseph M. Kyrillos
| Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
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