Senator Vin Gopal has been silent about the radical anti-cop, pro-narcotics views expressed by Jeana Sager and Moira Nelson, Democrat candidates for Middletown Township Committee and Monmouth County freeholder.
We gave the senator a pass for his silence when his successor as Monmouth Democrat Chairman, David Brown, condemned Sager’s declaration that cops are criminals. Gopal was on his honeymoon, a trade mission to India with the Murphys, when that story broke. But the honeymoon is over now that Nelson has been exposed and Brown has remained silent.
Last week when we exposed Jeana Sager’s radical views about police officers and narcotics, Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Dave Brown issued the following statement condeming his candidate for Middletown Township Committee (while crediting NewJerseyGlobe with our work).
State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price’s arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago.
In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price’s freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981. The way Gopal tells the story, the charges against Price were pretty serious. “Mr. Price’s criminal history is deeply disturbing,” Gopal wrote. Assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with and fighting with police were the charges Gopal mentioned in his letter to Earp.
Monmouth County Democrat Chairman David Brown responded to the news that indicted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will face a second trial on federal corruption charges by endorsing the senator for reelection in November, according to a report at PoliticsDW.
“Whether it is fighting for progressive values or standing up to Donald Trump’s disastrous and economic and environmental policies, Senator Bob Menendez has had our side,” said David Brown, the Monmouth County Democratic Chairman.
LD 12 Assembly candidate Gene Davis. LD 11 Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Phil Murphy are in the background. photo via @DavisforAssembly
Gene Davis, one the of LD 12 Democrat Assembly candidates, asked his opponent in the 2010 Democrat primary for Linden’s 5th ward council seat to withdraw from that election in exchange for his pledge to support her and “give” her his council seat when his plan to be appointed mayor came to fruition, according to NJTODAY.
Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, Davis’s opponent, turned down the bribe, recorded the conversation, defeated Davis in the primary and went on the be elected the first African-Amerian woman elected to the Linden City Council, Ward 5.
Vin Gopal has a sorry record of advancing women in politics
Monmouth Dems hate group celebrates womens’ right to vote?
Today is Women’s Equality Day; a celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.
This is a cause for celebration indeed, especially in Monmouth County where the Republican Party has a strong history of nominating and electing women to serve in office at the County and State level. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemary Peters, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Freeholder Serena DiMaso are all home grown Monmouth County Republicans who serve with distinction. Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County Democrats have elected David Brown of Long Branch to complete the term of former Chairman Vin Gopal who resigned earlier this month in order to run for State Senate in the 11th legislative district.
Brown, a member of the Monmouth County Tax Board, is employed by the Borough of Roselle (Union County) where he is the Borough Administrator/Acting DPW Supervisor and the Treasurer of the Public Schools, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He is Vice Chairman of the The Greater Long Branch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Guild, 1st Vice President of the Greater Long Branch NAACP and Vice Chairman of the Second Baptist Church.
Lorna Phillipson of Spring Lake Heights, Congressman Chris Smith’s Democrat opponent in 2016, also sought the position.
The Republican presidential nomination has been decided. On the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders and the FBI are still nipping at Hillary Clinton’s heels. A a national level, like most presidential years, the New Jersey primary will make little difference. However, this year Democrat voters have an important choice to make locally.
In addition to their presidential choice, voters in the Democrat primary next Tuesday, June 7, will choose two nominees for Monmouth County Freeholder.
Running on Hillary Clinton’s ticket with the support of Monmouth County Chairman Vin Gopal are Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty and Brenda Sue Fulton of Asbury Park.
Running on Bernie Sanders’ ticket are Laury Wills of Little Silver and Angelica Ashford of Manalapan.