TINTON FALLS —With the election behind him, it hasn’t been any less busy for state Senator-elect Vin Gopal as he prepares to take office early next month among the 40 senators in Trenton.
“This is a whole new world view,” said Gopal, the 32-year-old Long Branch resident and newly -elected Democrat. Speaking from his office on Apple Street, where he runs his marketing and publishing businesses, Gopal offered his objectives for when he begins his term.
Almost immediately following his Nov. 7 victory, Gopal contacted groups and influential individuals who may not have been supportive of his campaign to let them know he is open to dialogue with them and anyone in his district. He also met with board of education members, municipal administrators and elected officials, business owners and others. “Just introducing myself and to let them know I want to work with them,” said Gopal.
“The election’s over,” he offered with broad smile. “Now we have to govern.”