About Vin Gopal

Vin Gopal is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, born at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune and raised in Freehold. He is proud to be a small-business owner, having built his business from the ground up, now with 14 employees. Vin is also the Founder and President of a 501c(3) organization dedicated to helping Monmouth County charities and individuals in need. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the then-Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce, and also served as President of the Hazlet Township Business Owners Association. He is also a past Board of Trustees Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County. Vin spent many years as a volunteer first responder, serving as an EMT and certified CPR Instructor.

During his first term in the State Senate, Vin served as Senate Majority Conference Leader and Chairman of the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee as well as Vice-Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and was a member of the Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee. Vin has worked tirelessly across party-lines to champion the causes of working families in Monmouth County, small-business owners, students and seniors. He has pushed for successful funding for Monmouth County schools, women’s healthcare facilities, mental health support along with many other key areas of funding support. He has also had a number of tax relief and shared-services bills signed into law and successfully fought party leadership from instituting a shore rental tax.

Now, in his second term, Vin is the Chair of the Senate Education Committee and will serve as a member in the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and the State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.

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6 days ago

Vin Gopal
I am proud to announce that The City of Long Branch, NJ was awarded $3,249,000 by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Boardwalk Preservation Fund grants.These towns, consisting of 18 municipalities around the state, are receiving the grants based on Bill S3989 that I sponsored and championed in 2023. On August 15, 2023 on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, I made a joint statement with Governor Phil Murphy announcing the availability of the funds.This funding will help Shore communities make long-term investment in state-of-the-art materials that increase storm resiliency and ensure critical boardwalk infrastructure lasts longer. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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I am proud to announce that the Borough of Bradley Beach was awarded $4,275,000 by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Boardwalk Preservation Fund grants.These towns, consisting of 18 municipalities around the state, are receiving the grants based on Bill S3989 that I sponsored and championed in 2023. On August 15, 2023 on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, I made a joint statement with Governor Phil Murphy announcing the availability of the funds.This funding will help Shore communities make long-term investment in state-of-the-art materials that increase storm resiliency and ensure critical boardwalk infrastructure lasts longer. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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I am proud to announce that the City of Asbury Park was awarded $20 million by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in Boardwalk Preservation Fund grants.These towns, consisting of 18 municipalities around the state, are receiving the grants based on Bill S3989 that I sponsored and championed in 2023. On August 15, 2023 on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, I made a joint statement with Governor Phil Murphy announcing the availability of the funds.This funding will help Shore communities make long-term investment in state-of-the-art materials that increase storm resiliency and ensure critical boardwalk infrastructure lasts longer. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Vin Gopal
Please join Margie Donlon & Luanne Peterpaul, and myself in celebrating Women's History Month in March! We will be honoring seven women here in Monmouth County who have made tremendous contributions to the community. Our keynote speaker is Caitlin Miller, the President and Chief Hospital Executive of Bayshore Medical Center. Scan the QR code or visit senatorgopal.com/events to RSVP today! We hope to see you all there. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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Congratulations to Inspire Life on their 2nd Annual Black Excellence Ball! Thank you Pastor Semaj Vanzant Sr. and Inspire Life for presenting me with the Ally Award at your ceremony. It was an honor to be recognized alongside all the award recipients and community trailblazers who make Monmouth County stronger with their leadership. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Congratulations to Alan Dowling and Bitsy Grant on fifty years serving the Wanamassa Fire Company! For the last fifty years, Alan and Bitsy have put Monmouth County residents first every day and have worked tirelessly to build a strong community of firefighters here in Ocean Township. Thank you to all of our first responders for always putting the community first and congratulations on all those recognized at last night’s ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less
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