Gopal beats LaRocca to lead Monmouth Dems

Businessman Vin Gopal of Long Branch defeated attorney Frank LaRocca of Marlboro to become the new chairman of the Monmouth County Democrats.

He won with 73% of the vote.

An unsuccessful candidate for the Assembly last year, Gopal succeeds veteran Chairman Vic Scudiery.

LaRocca had the backing of Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik.

Gopal beats LaRocca to lead Monmouth Dems