Former Long Beach Mayor DiAnne Gove is expected to be sworn in as a member of the State Assembly on November 23. Gove won an August special election convention to replace Daniel Van Pelt (R-Ocean Twp.), who resigned following his arrest last July. Gove retired in 2006 after 32 years as a high school history and government teacher – making her the only NJEA member in the Republican caucus. She won a full two-year term in November.