New Jersey's 11th Legislative District

Senator Jennifer Beck

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) was presented the “Patriot Award” by the New Jersey Food Council at the organization’s Good Government Breakfast on October 1, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) and a bipartisan group of New Jersey’s women legislators held a press conference in front of MetLife Stadium on September 30, 2014 to urge the removal of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in light of the league’s long history of inaction regarding domestic violence during his tenure. (Facebook)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck (left-center) toured the Asbury Park, Long Branch and Red Bank train stations with NJ Transit Executive Director Veronique Hakim (right) on July 22, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck joined Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Chris Smith, Asw. Caroline Casagrande and Neptune Mayor Michael Brantley for a ribbon cutting on July 3, 2014 to reopen the newly rebuilt Ocean Grove boardwalk for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (NJOIT)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) speaking at the ribbon cutting of the newly rebuilt Ocean Grove boardwalk on July 3, 2014. The ceremony opened the boardwalk for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Paul Goldfinger/Blogfinger.net)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, speaking in opposition to the FY ’15 state budget proposal during a session of the New Jersey Senate on June 26, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) ran in the Recovery Along the River Foundation’s “Run the Hills” 5k through Shark River Hills to benefit residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy. (Facebook)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) participated in the “Women in Leadership” speaker series at Trinity Hall on May 28, 2014. Advising the young women on how to lead and succeed, Beck said, “If you say you’re going to do something – do it.” (Trinity Hall)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) with News 12’s Luke Margolis during a taping of the March 22, 2014 edition of NJ Power & Politics. They talked about the state budget, Sandy recovery and property tax relief for veterans living in continuing care retirement communities. (Facebook)

  • Senator Jennifer Beck took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting of the 2014-2015 New Jersey Senate on January 14, 2014 to represent the people of the 11th Legislative District.

Senator Jennifer Beck

Transportation Commissioner Visits District 11 to Discuss Local Priorities

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini brought Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox to their district to meet with local officials about transportation priorities in their towns. Eight towns from legislative District 11 sent representatives to discuss projects and needs.

“Commissioner Fox hasn’t been at the job long this time around, but he was immediately responsive,” said Beck (R-11). “He recognized the importance of meeting with the towns to get an honest feel of the condition of New Jersey’s infrastructure and the needs of those using it. The towns that came in were truly appreciative and the Commissioner’s staff was receptive and helpful. We’ve brought Commissioners into meet in years past and it is always a success.”

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Beck Receives “Woman of the Year” Award from State Troopers Coalition

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Senator Jennifer Beck was named the “Woman of the Year” by the State Trooper’s Coalition, a subsidiary of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF). The NPDF is a non-profit organization that provides important medical and legal support services to the law enforcement community, as well as several programs involving public safety and child safety programs.

Senator Jennifer Beck was named the “Woman of the Year” by the State Trooper’s Coalition at its 2014 Annual Awards Dinner on November 12, 2014. (NPDF)

“I was honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Beck. “I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for our men and women working in law enforcement. Every day, they put themselves in potential danger to keep our communities safe.”

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Statement from Sen. Beck on 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s Landfall in New Jersey

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the landfall of Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey Shore:

This image of Sandy approaching the New Jersey coastline was taken on October 29, 2012 from NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellite. (NOAA/NASA)

“Two years after our state was hit by the biggest storm in its history, we have made substantial progress with our recovery.

“Debris has been carted away and washed out roads and boardwalks replaced, and thousands of homes have been rebuilt and elevated.

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Video: Beck Discusses NFL’s Long Inaction on Domestic Violence

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with host Jill Horner to talk about dozens of arrests of NFL players related to domestic violence in recent years and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s long inaction on the issue.

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Beck Introduces “Shyanne’s Law” to Require Mental Health Screenings for Convicted Animal Abusers

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) has introduced “Shyanne’s Law,” which amends the state’s animal cruelty laws to require convicted animal abusers to receive mental health evaluations.

Noting studies have shown that people who abuse animals are more likely to commit acts of violence against people, Sen. Beck has introduced “Shyanne’s Law” to require mental health screenings for those convicted of animal abuse. Shyanne is pictured above. (Tracy Stanton)

“I can think of few things more vile then when a human would bring violence upon an innocent animal,” said Beck. “Often incidents of animal cruelty will be quietly swept beneath the carpet or overlooked altogether. Those who would intentionally injure an animal must know that we do not take these crimes lightly. It is also in our community’s interest to identify the abuser and try to get them help.”

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Beck Receives “Patriot Award” from New Jersey Food Council

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) expressed her sincere appreciation after receiving the New Jersey Food Council’s “Patriot Award.” The Food Council represents New Jersey’s food industry, which is the state’s largest employer.

Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11) was presented the “Patriot Award” by the New Jersey Food Council at the organization’s Good Government Breakfast on October 1, 2014. (New Jersey Food Council)

Phil Scaduto, Chairman of the Board of the Food Council said, “this is only the third time in the history of this event that we have bestowed this recognition on an individual who exemplifies the spirit of democracy, patriotism and solid public policy to benefit society and the common good for all. Senator Jen Beck does the right thing for the right reasons without party line rhetoric and that is a refreshing voice in Trenton. We have only presented this recognition to two other individuals, the late Tom Infusino, chairman of Wakefern and NJFC founder along with the late Assemblyman Joe Azzolina of Food Circus Foodtown whose perseverance created the NJ Food Council.”

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Beck, Angelini & Casagrande Join Governor for Ribbon Cutting of New Long Branch Elementary School

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Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande today joined Governor Christie for the opening of the George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch.

Beck, Angelini and Casagrande present a legislative resolution to George Catrambone, Superintendent Michael Salvatore, Principal Christopher Volpe, and Board of Ed. President Lucille M. Perez at George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch on Sept. 25, 2014.

The new 109,000 square-foot school is designed to educate approximately 790 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. The new school is being constructed on the site of the former Elberon Elementary School. The facility will include 41 classrooms, four special education classrooms, a cafetorium with stage, computer room, gymnasium, media center/library, art room and music room.

“This new school will be a great addition to the community,” said Beck. “It also represents Governor Christie’s dedication to improving education around the state by making this project a priority of the School Development Authority construction program. Students in Long Branch will receive cutting edge education that will better prepare them for high school and beyond. I’m proud to be part of today’s ribbon cutting ceremony and help Long Branch make a step towards a brighter future for all its children.”

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Beck Promotes Hunger Action Month

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Senator Jennifer Beck is reminding everyone that September is Hunger Action Awareness month. The Monmouth County legislator is working with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to promote awareness of Hunger in her district and throughout the state.

“Often, hunger is an unspoken plague that can affect anyone,” said Beck (R-Monmouth). “Thanks to organizations like the FoodBank, we are working hard to defeat the terrible effects of hunger. A lack of nutritious food can be devastating and can impact families who may be living right next door. We really need to get the word out so families affected by hunger know that there is help available and where they can go to get assistance.”

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Beck Asks Owners to Delay Demolition of T. Thomas Fortune House

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) issued the following statement asking the owners of the T. Thomas Fortune house to hold off on demolition while fundraising efforts are underway to save the home of African-American journalist and human rights activist. This week, the current owners of the home filed a formal application to demolish the building.

Sen. Jennifer Beck wants the owners of the T. Thomas Fortune house, located in Red Bank, to hold off on demolition while fundraising efforts are underway to save the home of the African-American journalist and human rights activist.

“This house has an incredibly rich and important legacy, it’s a significant part of Red Bank’s history,” said Beck. “I implore the owners to delay demolition long enough to allow the fundraising efforts to culminate.”

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Beck Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) issued the following statement in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

“National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the many important contributions of people of Hispanic decent and celebrates the rich Hispanic culture. My district has a vibrant and active Hispanic community. I hope my constituents will take some time to learn more about the history of their Hispanic neighbors. I’ve always felt that it is in our diversity where we find our greatest strength.”

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