DiAnne Gove

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DiAnne Gove
New Jersey General Assembly District 9
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Long Beach Township
2004 - 2008
Bachelor'sCabrini College
Master'sMonmouth College, 1980
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Personal website
DiAnne Gove (b. February 15, 1951) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 9th District. She was chosen to replace Daniel Van Pelt, who resigned after his arrest on federal corruption charges.

Prior to joining the House, Gove served as Mayor of Long Beach Township from 2004-2008, and Commissioner from 1984-1988.

She worked as a Social Studies teacher at Southern Regional High School from 1974-2006.

Gove is a member of Rotary International, Trustee with Southern Ocean County Hospital, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and American Association of University Women.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

DiAnne Gove endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Gove ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 9. Gove is bracketed with Brian Rumpf. She was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. She is challenged by Peter Ferwerda III (D) and Christopher J. McManus (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3][4]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Gove won re-election in 2011. Gove and incumbent Brian Rumpf ran unopposed in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated their Democratic opponents, Carla Kearney and Bradley Billhimer, in the November 8 general election.[5]

New Jersey General Assembly District 9 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Rumpf Incumbent 32.3% 30,896
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiAnne Gove Incumbent 31.2% 29,898
     Democratic Carla Kearney 18.4% 17,648
     Democratic Bradley Billhimer 18.1% 17,338
Total Votes 95,780


Successfully winning re-election in the 2009 general election, Gove was bracketed with Brian Rumpf and defeated challengers Richard Visotcky and Robert Rue.[6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Ninth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian E. Rumpf (R) 54,311
Green check mark transparent.png DiAnne Gove (R) 52,667
Richard P. Visotcky (D) 26,482
Robert E. Rue (D) 25,365

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gove did not receive any money in donations.[8]

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Preceded by
Daniel Van Pelt
New Jersey Assembly District 9
Succeeded by