Christine Hanlon – “Building the future from a strong foundation of past successes”


When thinking about the legendary Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, the reputation for leading New Jersey with innovation and attentiveness to its citizens is resounding. Clerk Logo001Building upon that standing is Christine Hanlon’s daunting effort she faces every day as the newly appointed County Clerk replacing Claire French who retired in March 2015.

While Ms. Hanlon could easily sit back and glide along with our former County Clerk Claire French’s milestones, Christine as the current County Clerk is creating new defining moments.

Under her leadership, the Clerk’s Office is responsible for an enormous amount of work from recording property deeds, mortgages, liens, etc.; business documents such as trade names and contracts; overseeing elections; filing notices; handling applications for passports, processing veteran ID’s; archiving and keeping historic records; and performing weddings, just to name a few.

Christine comes well equipped for the job as an Attorney of over 20 years most recently with one of New Jersey’s largest law firms, her focus has been on government and municipal law. She has been a Commissioner on the Monmouth County Board of Elections and President of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce.

Christine has always worked hard toward excellence through her education at top institutions graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, and receiving her law degree from Fordham University. 

She was a Law Clerk to a Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and served as a member of the Arson and Economic Crime Unit in the capacity of Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, prosecuting white collar, narcotics and violent felony cases.

Claire French has spoken of her confidence in Christine’s ability, now we need to come out vote for Christine Hanlon either at the poll or by mail-in ballot to assure the continuing reputation of Monmouth County leading New Jersey.


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