Vote by Mail Panel

Four years ago campaign professionals were telling us that early voting and voting by mail would soon be on equal footing with Election Day in terms of importance. The future is here and any campaign that does not equip themselves with a sophisticated vote by mail program is leaving their election to chance. More people are in engaging in early voting than ever and the GOP in New Jersey must adapt. Hear from our panel of experts and learn about the new laws surrounding voting by mail, and get the best tactics to help you run a successful program. 

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Christine Hanlon

Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq. was elected to serve as the Monmouth County Clerk in November of 2015. Since that time she has worked to modernize the office of the County Clerk and improve outreach to residents in Monmouth County. Prior to being County Clerk, Christine was Of Counsel to the law firm of Archer & Greiner, PC, one of the largest law firms in the State of New Jersey. She practiced law for over 20 years and has focused her legal practice 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.

Christine received her law degree from Fordham University in 1992, following her graduation from Barnard College, Columbia University. After graduation from law school, she was Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Simon Chrein, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, from 1992 to 1993. She then served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, from 1993 to 1997, during which time she prosecuted white collar, narcotics and violent felony cases as a member of the Arson and Economic Crime Unit.

Christine currently serves as a Trustee for the Monmouth County Bar Association and a Trustee for the Monmouth County Bar Foundation. Ms. Hanlon is also a former President of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce and received the “Outstanding Chamber Service Award” from that organization. She served on the Ocean Township Human Services Alliance Council as well as the Ocean Township Community Emergency Response Team. She is also a former Arbitrator for the State of New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee.

Tim Howes

Tim Howes is an election attorney who has offices in Raritan Borough and Peapack-Gladstone.  Tim serves as Special Counsel to the NJGOP and Assembly Republican Victory, and as consigliere to the Somerset County Republican Executive Committee.

 

Angelo Lamberto

Angelo graduated from Rosemont College with a BA in Political Science and History in 2015 but started in New Jersey politics years prior. In 2012, Angelo interned on his local Moorestown Township municipal race before spending two summers interning in Governor Christie’s Office in addition to volunteering on different races.

After graduation, Angelo spent time volunteering before serving as Burlington County GOP’s Field Director in 2016. There, he managed their field program, increasing the number of total doors knocked, and assisted in the recruitment of interns and volunteers.

During the 2017 Primary, Angelo furthered his political skill by joining the Ciattarelli for Governor Campaign as a Regional Field Director. He covered all of South Jersey for the campaign, helping to lead to primary victories in Burlington, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Angelo returned to Burlington County as their Field Director where he continued to lead their field program to another impressive year of Voter Contact.

In 2018, Angelo joined the Bob Hugin for Senate campaign as a Regional Political Director. Through the primary he covered half of South Jersey, setting up events, reaching out to local leaders and building grassroots coalitions to benefit the Hugin campaign.

After the primary, he was promoted to Vote by Mail Director in charge of overseeing and managing a first of its kind vote by mail program. He oversaw a multimillion-dollar program, including hundreds of paid walkers, a push and chase program, and all the data associated with nearly half a million people in the universe.

Angelo brings years of grassroots experience to any campaign he works on and knowledge of the New Jersey Vote by Mail laws, and how to make an impact through Vote by Mail. Angelo was named to the 2016 Save Jersey 30 under 30 list.

Tim Saler

Tim Saler joined Grassroots Targeting in 2015 and serves as Managing Partner, conducting microtargeting on behalf of campaigns, party committees, and independent expenditure groups, and developing the firm’s in-house voter scoring. His work at Grassroots Targeting is a two-time Pollie Award winner for Best Use of Analytics (2016, 2018) and a Reed Award winner for Best Use of New Technology (2016).

Saler has surveyed voters nationwide and has modeled voters across every precinct in the United States, advising clients objectively and using data to guide mobilization and persuasion campaigns down to the individual level.

In 2018, Saler’s voter analytics helped campaigns and party committees elect six United States Senators, including the defeat of three Democrat incumbents, plus two Governors and several members of Congress.

In 2016, Saler and the GT team produced microtargeting and analytics for successful efforts to elect two Republican Governors in Democrat-held seats, as well as multiple winning congressional campaigns, including the single most Democrat-advantaged congressional seat held by a Republican member in the entire United States by the Cook Political Report’s Partisan Voting Index.

Saler and the GT team also aided Florida Governor Rick Scott’s political committee Let’s Get to Work, capturing Donald Trump’s emerging coalition in the Sunshine State and identifying months before Election Day what would become his historic wins in Pinellas and St. Lucie counties, the latter of which no Republican had carried in a presidential election since 1988.

Prior to joining Grassroots Targeting in 2015, Saler was Deputy Campaign Manager to Florida Governor Rick Scott, managing a more than $100 million coordinated budget and directing the campaign’s targeting and voter contact programs.

Saler served as Deputy Campaign Manager to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign, overseeing the campaign budget and delegate allocation process.

In the 2012 presidential campaign, Saler was National Turnout Director at the Republican National Committee, helping to build the largest volunteer voter contact program in the history of the Republican Party, as well as tracking individual absentee and early voting activity daily in a dozen battleground states.

Saler is a former Executive Director of the Mississippi Republican Party and North Carolina Victory Director for the RNC, with both efforts electing Republican majorities in their respective state legislatures for the first time since the 1800s.

Saler also served as Deputy Executive Director for Political Strategy at the Republican Party of Florida, Director of Strategy at the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

A New Jersey native, Saler was named a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections in 2016 and a member of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2017 by the American Association of Political Consultants.

Panel Moderator: Harrison Neely

Harrison graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in political science in 2009 and jumped straight into New Jersey politics working as legislative aide and district political director for NJ Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean where he successfully managed the Senator’s re-election in 2011.

In 2013 Harrison expanded his skillset by serving as the Deputy Director to the NJ Senate Republican Majority statewide campaign. There headed candidate recruitment and training efforts and helped manage a $2.5 million dollar budget.

He then went on to work as the Political Director for NJ 3rd district Congressman Tom MacArthur’s successful primary and general elections where he developed and managed a sophisticated, data-driven field plan the helped yield an eleven percent victory in one of the most targeted and competitive house seats in the country.

In 2017 Harrison served as the Executive Director to Senate Republican Majority, the political arm of the New Jersey Senate Republican Caucus. He ran a statewide operation where he recruited and trained legislative candidates and played a crucial role on the only competitive legislative campaign in 2017 where a Republican flipped a Democrat incumbent seat.

Harrison brings a unique background to the table having high-level experience in tough campaigns and also public policy. He has worked for the NJ Senate Republican Caucus as a Policy Analyst and also their Director of Constituent Relations where he became an expert in legislative research and also managed a statewide effort to expand the brand of the Caucus.

As a graduate of the RNC Campaign Management College, Harrison has extensive political training and education. He has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to keeping up with the cutting edge of innovations in political campaigning.

Harrison was named to the 2017 PolitickerNJ Power list the ObserverNJ 2015 and 2016 30 under list.

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