Monmouth County Democratic Chairman David Brown says he will seek re-election when the county part reorganizes in June.
Brown, who works as the executive director of the Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority, took over the chairmanship fourteen months ago when Vin Gopal stepped down to challenge State Sen. Jennifer Beck.
“It has been a privilege to serve the Democrats of Monmouth County,” said Brown. “With the support and advice of our members, we have made strong progress in our efforts to elect passionate and committed Democrats to public office. I would be honored to serve our members for another term as Chairman and look forward to continuing the success we’ve had into 2018 and beyond.”
Brown announced the endorsements of Gopal, Rep. Frank Pallone, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, and former Democratic County Chairman Victor Scudiery. He also has the backing of municipal chairs in 42 of the 53 Monmouth towns.
“I am pleased to support Chairman Brown and his team for a full term this June. I will be speaking with county committee over these next several months to communicate how much progress we have made as a party this past year,” said Gopal. “The Monmouth Democrats have been inclusive, with more caucuses than any other county in the state, the largest recurring low-donor program in the state and a strong record of winning long-time Republican seats,”
Brown will run on a ticket with Mary Foster of Middletown for Vice Chair, Bill Robinson of Eatontown for Corresponding Secretary, Mariel DiDato of Hazlet for Recording Secretary, Mary Pat Gendelman of Fair Haven for Treasurer and Mayor Nick Williams of Neptune as Sergeant-At-Arms.
In 2017, Brown helped flip the 11th legislative, where Gopal ousted Beck and two Democrats were re-elected to the Assembly. He says Monmouth Democrats are at their largest number of local elected officials and Mayors in over a decade.Endorsing the Brown