State Assembly District 13

Gerry Scharfenberger

Gerry Scharfenberger

Gerry Scharfenberger has has been an assemblyman since 2020, serving as Republican policy vice-chairman since March 2022.

In addition to serving as mayor and deputy mayor of Middletown, Scharfenberger served on the Middletown Township Committee for nearly 13 years and the Monmouth County Freeholder board from 2018 to 2019.

At the state level, he was a member of Governor-elect Chris Christie’s transition team, the Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center and Director of the Office for Planning Advocacy.

Prior to joining the Christie administration, Scharfenberger had a long career as a professional archaeologist, working mainly in the Northeast and lecturing throughout the United States, Canada and England. He holds a master’s degree from Hunter College and received his doctorate in 2005 from the CUNY Graduate Center with a dual focus on historical archaeology and cultural landscape studies. He is currently a member of the adjunct faculty of Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

He and his wife, Geraldine, have resided in the Middletown area for more than 23 years. They have two children.

Victoria Flynn

Victoria Flynn

Vicky Flynn was sworn in as an assemblywoman in January 2022.

Flynn earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1996 from Rutgers University and went on to get her law degree from Seton Hall Law School in 1999. Justice Jaynee LaVecchia selected Flynn to serve as her first law clerk after her appointment to the state Supreme Court. Following her clerkship, Flynn went on to work for law firm of DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole for 16 years. She was a partner at Gluck Walrath and Hill Wallack. Upon joining the Legislature, she started her own firm in Homdel.

Previously, she served on the Holmdel board of education from 2016 to 2021, serving her final four years as president; and on the Nutley board of education from 2011 to 2013, serving her final year as vice president.

Since 2018, she has served on the board of directors of the Holmdel Theater Company.

Flynn resides in Holmdel with her husband Mike Naughton and daughters Grace, Kate and Shannon.