State Senator Vin Gopal of the 11th Legislative District renamed his public figure facebook page to Re-elect Senator Vin Gopal this morning and announced a virtual campaign kickoff event for January 21 over the weekend.
Gopal, 35, is a former Chairman of the Monmouth County Democrats. He defeated incumbent Republican Senator Jennifer Beck in 2017 and outperformed Phil Murphy in his district in that election.
The young senator is Senate Majority Conference Leader and Chairman of the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and as a member of the Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee.
Gopal’s 2017 running mates, Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are running for reelection as well, Houghtaling told MMM this morning. The assemblyman said that he and Downey have already hired a campaign manager and are ready to go.