Vin Gopal (D) is challenging State Senator Jen Beck in the 11th legislative district. Born in Neptune Township and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Gopal owned a business and served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, he was elected to a three-year term as President of the Hazlet Business Owners Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. Gopal has been an outspoken leader on the issue of beach access and will be a consistent advocate in the Senate.