Gopal wants to run for Assembly in LD 11
Gopal, center, with Hawthorne Dem Chairman Jeff Gardner, left, and Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin, in Atlantic City. By Max Pizarro | April 8th, 2011 - 2:00pm
| More

Businessman and Democratic Party fundraiser Vin Gopal of Long Branch has submitted his name to Monmouth County Democratic Committee Chairman Vic Scudiery to screen at tomorrow's convention for the office of Assembly in the 11th Legislative District.

"When learning about the makeup of this new legislative district, it energized me because I have ties to every end of this district," Gopal said in his letter to the chairman. "I was born in Neptune, I spent my childhood in Freehold and I grew up in Colts Neck, where I was a volunteer EMT with the first aid squad and was very involved in town. I went to high school in Tinton Falls and after graduating from Penn State University, lived in West Long Branch. I now reside in Long Branch.

"I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce where I recently chaired the chamber's Government Affairs Committee. I was also elected to a three-year term as President of the Hazlet Business Owners Association in 2010. I proudly own and operate several small businesses in Monmouth County, including a retail store in Hazlet and a chain of community newspapers and magazines throughout Monmouth County. In addition, I am proud to serve as a member of the board of trustees for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties as well as a member of the Bayshore Community Hospital Leadership Council. I also serve on the Advisory Board of New Leaders Council - New Jersey. I believe my experience as a small business owner committed to my community will make me a valuable addition to the New Jersey General Assembly."

The Back Room

Christie defends himself in NH

Zapped by the DNC on his way into New Hampshire this afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie defended his economic record while wooing NH voters for the second time in little more than a month, according to the Associated Press.

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 31st

  Christie to Newark hecklers: 'I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else' BELMAR - Gov. Chris Christie's got nothing but love for The Brick City, or so he says. In response to a Newark school student here today -- a 17-year-old president of the Newark Student Union...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

Contributors

(7-30-14) Who Is Best Equipped to Decide the Fate of the Common Core? - The latest Christie controversy surrounds his Executive Order to revamp the state’s academic... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Go to Mayor [Cory] Booker and ask him if he thinks in the years that he was mayor if I ignored Newark. The fact is I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else." - Gov. Chris Christie

- PolitickerNJ

Poll

Who's right on the bail reform special session?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources