Eric Houghtaling (born September 5, 1954) is an American Democratic politician representing the 11th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, which covers portions of Monmouth County. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Houghtaling served as an elected official in Neptune Township, New Jersey.
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 11th District|
|Assumed office |
January 12, 2016
Serving with Joann Downey
|Preceded by||Mary Pat Angelini|
|Deputy Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly|
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2018
|Preceded by||Angelica M. Jimenez |
|Chair of the New Jersey General Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Bob Andrzejczak|
|Born||September 5, 1954|
Neptune Township, New Jersey
|Residence||Neptune Township, New Jersey|
Houghtaling was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey. He is currently a resident of Neptune. Houghtaling works as an electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Houghtaling and his wife, Linda, have three children and seven grandchildren. Houghtaling served on the Neptune Township Committee from 2011 to 2015, and later became Mayor of Neptune Township, New Jersey in 2013.
New Jersey AssemblyEdit
Houghtaling was elected to the General Assembly alongside running mate Joann Downey in November 2015, defeating Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. Houghtaling and Downey's victory was considered to be an unexpected upset. Houghtaling was sworn into office on January 12, 2016. Houghtaling has worked to increase public awareness of Pancreatic Cancer and introduced legislation, which was later signed into law, designating November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in New Jersey. In July 2018 Houghtaling and fellow Assemblywoman Joann Downey accused fellow Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso of violating the Truth-In-Caller ID while sending out robocalls. 
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations
- Telecommunications and Utilities
Each of the 40 districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The representatives from the 11th District for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session are:
|Republican||Mary Pat Angelini||14,653||24.8||5.3|
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- "LD11 Shocker: Democratic Victory in Monmouth County". 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- "Elections 2015: Democrats oust Republicans in Assembly's 11th District". Retrieved 2016-06-29.
- "Ethics panel finds probable cause to investigate DiMaso". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- Legislative Roster 2018-2019 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 22, 2018.
- District 11 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 23, 2018.
- "2017-official-general-election-results-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "2015-official-ge-results-nj-general-assembly.pdf" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
|New Jersey General Assembly|
Mary Pat Angelini
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 11th District
January 12, 2016 – present
With: Joann Downey