About Vin Gopal

Vin Gopal is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, born at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune and raised in Freehold. Vin Gopal was elected as the first Indian-American State Senator in 2017 and re-elected in 2023 with more than 60% of the vote in a landslide election in what is considered one of New Jersey’s most politically competitive districts. Senator Gopal has championed legislation to provide aid for education and local businesses; provided property tax rebates for taxpayers, seniors and veterans; made life more affordable for seniors; make mental health services more accessible, improved public safety and teared down barriers to employment and services for members of the disabilities community – with dozens of his bills signed into law.

During his first two terms in the Senate, Senator Gopal served on a number of committees in leadership positions – including, Co-Chair of the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair of Senate Transportation, Vice-Chair of Senate Tourism and as a Member of the Senate Health Committee. Senator Gopal currently chairs the Senate Education Committee and serves as Senate Majority Conference Leader. He also serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In his 30s, Senator Gopal is currently the youngest member of the NJ State Senate and the first South-Asian American to be elected to the Senate in New Jersey history.

A dedicated volunteer who works with many nonprofit organizations to assist people in need, Senator Gopal is also the Founder and President of the Vin Gopal Civic Association, a 501c(3) organization dedicated to helping Monmouth County charities and individuals in need. His community contributions as a volunteer include serving as a past Board of Trustees Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County, and he served for many years as a volunteer first responder and EMT. He is also a former Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University and is currently the co-chair of the Monmouth University School of Civil Discourse. 

An entrepreneur, Senator Gopal has started and built several businesses and is currently a business consultant and coach. Senator Gopal has served on the Board of Directors for the Northern Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce, and as President of the Hazlet Township Business Owners Association. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, he created a districtwide organization of business, community, church, and nonprofits leaders to address the challenges of the coronavirus to the local economy.

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7 days ago

Vin Gopal
Great time at the retirement for NJ State PBA President Pat Colligan. Pat has been an incredible friend and advocate for law enforcement throughout the state. Wishing you all the best! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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🌈 Join us for a fabulous Pride Celebration! All LD11 Residents are Welcome!🗓️ When: June 20th, 5 PM - 7 PM📍 Where: Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ🎤 Keynote Address by Assemblyman Don Guardian, NJ's first openly gay Republican legislator!🏆 Honorees: Franklin Cumberbatch, Isabella Ferraira, Robyn Gigl, Laura McBride, Carol Torre (posthumous), and Paradise!Supporting Pride is essential for fostering acceptance, equality, and love in our communities. Visit www.donlonpeterpaul.com/pride_month_event to RSVP! Event is free and open to all LD11 residents. We cannot wait to see you all there!#PrideCelebration #LGBTQLeaders #TeamMonmouth Parlor Gallery ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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We had a great evening with the Jersey Shore Partnership at their Summer Kickoff, which featured fantastic vendors from all around the Jersey Shore, including Lobster Mac and Cheese from The Boondocks Fishery Red Bank NJ and drinks from Fisher’s Island Lemonade! Congratulations to the night’s honorees on being recognized for all their contributions to our shore community, including “Spirit of the Shore Award” winner Jeff Vasser of the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism Visit New Jersey, “Business & Industry Award” winners the Scudato and Azzolina Families Circus Foodtown, and “The Honorable S. Thomas Gagliano Founders Award” winner Sharon Franz of The Steel Pier. A special thank you to our friend, Grace M. Hanlon, Executive Director of The Jersey Shore Partnership , and her team for all of their hard work in putting this event together to ensure the wellbeing of our Jersey Shore. It was great seeing so many members of the community come out and support this effort. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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What a pleasure to be the Keynote Speaker at the Monmouth Vicinage in coordination with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at their Naturalization Ceremony! Today, 35 new citizens from 18 countries were naturalized and enjoyed a demonstration by the Colts Neck HS Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard and performances by the Freehold Borough Intermediate School Chorus. Congratulations to you all and your families on your hard work and commitment to becoming a U.S. citizen. Thank you to Assignment Judge Marc Lemeiux, Trial Court Administrator Gurpreet Singh, Director Keith Dorr of USCIS, and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Raymond Santiago for welcoming me at today’s ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Last night, we had the honor of supporting One Life to Love at their annual gala in Ocean Township, where we enjoyed Bollywood dancing, classical performances, and stand-up comedy to benefit their mission. One Life to Love works tirelessly to empower the 18 million children living on the streets by providing them with shelter, safety, and equal opportunity to creating a lasting and impactful change. Thank you to Founder & President Courtney Regina Lalotra for inviting us and for working towards a providing a healthy and supportive life for abandoned and underprivileged children in India. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We joined the The Stephanie Nicole Parze Foundation at their 3rd Annual Vendor Fair last week! We are proud to partner with the foundation to provide resources to our local community for anyone who may be in need.The Stephanie Nicole Parze Foundation provides critical education, intervention, and support to families and individuals who are dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, and missing loved ones. The foundation was created in memory of Stephanie Nicole Parze, whose young life was cut short when she was murdered in an act of domestic violence.It takes all of us to come together and take a stand against domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. ... See MoreSee Less
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