Vin Gopal

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Vin Gopal
Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 11
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Place of birthNeptune, NJ
Campaign website
Vin Gopal was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 11 of the New Jersey General Assembly.

Gopal is a small business owner. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and was elected to a three-year term as President of the Hazlet Business Owners Association in 2010.[1] He earned his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Gopal was a candidate for District 11 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He was defeated in the November 8 general election. He and Marilyn Schlossbach ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. However, Hurricane Irene affected Schlossbach's business, and she withdrew from the race. She was replaced on the Democratic ticket by Kathleen Horgan.[2]

Caroline Casagrande and Mary Pat Angelini ran unopposed in the Republican primary. In addition, Daniel Jacobson ran for the seat as an Independent.[3]

New Jersey General Assembly District 11 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Pat Angelini Incumbent 26.4% 18,479
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCaroline Casagrande Incumbent 26.8% 18,739
     Democratic Vin Gopal 22% 15,392
     Democratic Kathleen Horgan 21.5% 15,060
     Independent Daniel Jacobson 3.4% 2,358
Total Votes 70,028


District 11 was reshaped to become a minority opportunity district. While NJSpotlight predicts a win for the GOP ticket, PolitickerNJ notes that the Asbury Park Press endorsement of Gopal (D) may increase hwas chances of election. Jennifer Beck (R) and Caroline Casagrande (R) were also endorsed--APP declined to endorse Raymond Santiago (D), Kathleen Horgan (D), and Mary Pat Angelini (R). In addition, the Democratic challengers in District 11 have raised over $100,000.[4][5]


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