Freeholder Virginia E. “Ginny” Haines Featured ELC Speaker

Posted on March 2, 2016 By

Freeholder Virginia E “Ginny” Haines, a lifelong resident of Ocean County, is the featured speaker at the Ocean County ELC (Employees Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J.

Freeholder Haines who joined the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders on January 27, filling the seat vacated by Freeholder James F. Lacey, is chairwoman of Human Services and liaison to Social Services and works closely with those agencies and their affiliated partners to help the most vulnerable and needy citizens in Ocean County.

ELC meetings, open to the public, are designed to inform the business community about important legislation, provide face-to-face opportunities with key government officials, and encourage dialogue between business and government.
The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Cahill at or call 609-656-2600. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Julie Holman, Chairwoman of Ocean ELC, 150 West State Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC and New Jersey Natural Gas in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

More about Freeholder Haines: Prior to joining the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Freeholder Haines served as the executive director of the New Jersey Lottery from July 1994 to February 2002. Freeholder Haines also served as the state 10th Legislative District Assemblywoman from 1992 to 1994. She served as the New Jersey General Assembly Assistant Majority Whip. She also served on the Toms River (formerly Dover Township) Township Committee in 2002. She was clerk of the New Jersey Assembly and also served as a legislative aide for state Senator Robert Singer, and also has served as a speaker and mentor for the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series.

Freeholder Haines also serves as liaison to the Ocean County Planning Department, which plays an integral role in county government charged with a number of regional responsibilities, and the Department of Information Technology, which provides technical support to all County government agencies. She has served in various capacities on the Ocean County College Foundation Board and currently serves as its chair. She has closely worked with the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts, the Monmouth/Ocean Foodbank, the Ocean County Heart Association, the United Way, and the Local Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Ocean County. Freeholder Haines is an active member of the Rotary Club of Toms River, the Toms River Student Loan Fund Board and the Advisory Council for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Among her many awards, Freeholder Haines has been recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Loyal Buffalo Award from the Jersey Shore Council of Boy Scouts, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ocean County Girls Scouts. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow, a Melvin Jones Fellow, New Jersey Law Enforcement Association Recognition, Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Citizen of the Year by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Freeholder Haines also is an inductee of the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame.

Freeholder Haines is the National Republican Committeewoman New Jersey since 2004 and is co-chair of the Republican National Committee Northeast Region since 2013. She also served as a delegate in 2008 and 2012 for the Republican National Convention and has represented the state on numerous committees.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers. About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit for more information.