The first thing that was apparent to many was that it won't be business as usual in Monmouth County. I have heard from many people in the past that the county organization was disorganized, fractured and adrift. Well that is changing, Chairman Gopal and his leadership team have big plans on how they intend to move the county organization forward, and in time, recapture control of Monmouth County.
I'm not at liberty to mention all that was discussed at this meeting but I will say that Chairman Gopal and his leadership team have hit the ground running since taking over the Monmouth County Democrats last month. A few of the initiatives that are being implemented by Chairman Gopal include:
- Candidate Training Workshops
- Social Media Training
- Database Training
- Help save organization money by facilitating the join purchase of signs and literature.
- Help with Websites Design and Online Fundraising
All of the initiatives that are being developed and implemented over time, have the very specific goal of making the Democratic Party in Monmouth County stronger, dominant and more formidable in order to seize control of the county away from the Republicans for many years to come.
And as if hearing all this wasn't refreshing and exciting enough, who walks in during the middle of the meeting? None other than U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.
Menendez stated that he (Joe Kyrillos), said that he supports women's health issues but voted against funding women health centers, he said he supports children's health care but voted against expanding access to health care for low income families, that he supports education but voted to reduce school funding. Menendez also stated that Kyrillos has long history of ethics issues, sighting Kyrillos's ties to corrupt developer Solomen Dwek.
With Chairman Gopal in control of the Monmouth County Democratic organization, I think the Democrats throughout the county can feel good about the future of the Party in Monmouth.