Monmouth County Democratic Party Chairman Vin Gopal has announced his candidacy for state senate to run against Republican State Senator Jennifer Beck in the 11th legislative district. 

Monmouth County Democratic Party Chairman Vin Gopal. (Vin Gopal)
Monmouth County Democratic Party Chairman Vin Gopal. (Vin Gopal)

The Monmouth County resident Gopal will resign this week from his volunteer status as the counties Democratic Party Chairman to focus on the campaign ahead adding, "it's time for new leadership to tackle New Jersey's grave fiscal problems."

Gopal previously served on the board of Board of Directors for the Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce.

He was also the president of the Hazlet Township Business Owners Association and a board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County while currently serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Long Branch Department.

Gopal released a statement regarding his candidacy for state senate:

"Today, I am announcing my candidacy for State Senate in Monmouth County's 11th Legislative District," said Gopal. "As a small business owner, I know what it's like to build a business from the ground up and create jobs-to go without taking a paycheck in order to make payroll.

Gopal added, "I know what Monmouth County residents are going through."

"Monmouth County needs a Senator who will battle with the insiders in Trenton, not just show up and act like a puppet," Gopal continued. "We need a Senator who will spend every day fighting to lower property taxes, one who will work constantly to eliminate the red tape imposed on small businesses."


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