New Jersey's 11th Legislative District

Senator Jennifer Beck

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck held a roadside rally in Eatontown on June 21, 2016 to oppose a billion dollar gas tax increase. (Facebook/Jennifer Beck)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Sen. Mike Doherty held a press conference to oppose a gas tax increase proposal at the New Jersey State House on June 15, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Asm. Declan O’Scanlon joined superintendents, school board members, and parents from seven underfunded school districts at the Assembly Budget Committee’s Department of Education hearing on April 20, 2016 to support an increase in funding for their schools. (Full Story)

  • Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Sen. Jennifer Beck visited the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County in Asbury Park on March 8, 2016 to highlight legislation to help non-profits and charities. (Full Story)

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  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Sen. Michael Doherty presented transportation and pension system alternatives to Democrats’ gas tax and income tax hike proposals at a State House press conference on Dec. 14, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Jennifer Beck served as judges for the AT&T Civic App Challenge, a two-month hackathon to develop mobile applications that meet a community need. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck at a press conference with Clean Ocean Action calling for N.J. Gov. Christie and N.Y. Gov. Cuomo to veto the Port Ambrose LNG project. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Jennifer Beck joined a bipartisan group of legislators to honor Monmouth Park for a successful Haskell Invitational featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah on August 13, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck speaking during a New Jersey Senate floor debate on the FY 2016 state budget on June 25, 2015. (Full Story)

Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Brings NJ Education Commissioner to Asbury Park and Long Branch Schools

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) brought Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington to Asbury Park and Long Branch schools this Tuesday. Beck and the Commissioner were joined by Asbury Park Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet and Long Branch Superintendent Dr. Michael Salvatore along with principals, teachers, administrators, and other school officials.

Sen. Jennifer Beck and Commission of Education Kimberley Harrington visited schools in Asbury Park and Long Branch this week. (SenateNJ.com)

Asbury Park School District’s “Building a Brighter Future” initiative has seen measurable success through enhanced literacy growth and graduation rates. Asbury Park continues to expand its academies with the addition of Allied Health, Engineering, and Law and Public Safety through a partnership with Monmouth County Vocational School District.

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Beck Honors Asbury Park Student Athletes on Senate Floor

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) helped honor the Asbury Park Blue Bishops football and boys soccer teams on the Senate floor during the voting session on Feb. 13. Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet, along with soccer coach Jean Dortissant, players Fenelson Etienne and Widmaier Beaubrun, football coach Tim Fosque and players Namir Argilagos and Calvin Simmons-Carter were all present to accept the Senate resolution from the Monmouth County legislative delegation.

Sen. Jennifer Beck honored members of the Asbury Park High School football and boys soccer teams at a New Jersey Senate session. (SenateNJ.com)

The Asbury Park Boys Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Central Group I Sectional Title for the first time in 35 years this past fall.  Coach Jean Dortissant noted they finished the season with a record of 18-4-1; it was the soccer team’s first title since 1981.

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Senate Democrats Again Block Vote on Beck’s Pension Forfeiture Bill

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Also Block Vote on Beck’s Sick Leave Reform Bill

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) continued her efforts to end the New Jersey Senate’s inaction on issues of importance to the people of New Jersey.

In a party-line vote, and for the second Senate session in a row, New Jersey Senate Democrats blocked a vote of Sen. Jennifer Beck’s bill to forfeit the pensions of corrupt public officials. (SenateNJ.com)

Beck’s attempts to force full Senate votes on bills she sponsors to forfeit the pensions of corrupt public officials (S-1557) and limit payouts for accumulated public employee sick leave (S-2140) were blocked by Senate Democrats.

“For the past two Senate sessions, I’ve attempted to bring up for a vote my bill to forfeit the taxpayer-funded pensions of public officials convicted of corruption,” said Beck. “For the second session in a row, Senate Democrats have blocked a vote on my bill, essentially expressing their support for continued pension payments to corrupt individuals who have violated the public trust. It’s absolutely astounding.”

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Beck’s Legislation to Provide Foreclosure Protections for Sandy Victims Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) creating foreclosure protections for victims of Superstorm Sandy has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Jennifer Beck’s bill creating foreclosure protections for victims of Superstorm Sandy has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (FEMA)

Beck’s bill, S-2300, establishes temporary protections against foreclosure for families who continue to experience economic distress as a result of the storm.

“A few days ago, I held a public meeting for Sandy victims who continue to experience financial and bureaucratic difficulties associated with the recovery process,” said Beck. “We heard from too many families that are struggling to pay mortgages on homes that are still uninhabitable while also paying rent on temporary housing until they can move home again. We know unequivocally that this financial burden can be overwhelming. This new law will ensure that those families victimized first by the storm, and later by government and insurance company bureaucracies, will have additional protections from foreclosure.”

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Beck Holds Public Hearing for Sandy Survivors

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) held a public hearing on Wednesday at the Shark River Firehouse in Neptune to discuss remaining issues faced by victims of Superstorm Sandy. In attendance were over 30 Sandy-affected homeowners, representatives from Congressman Chris Smith’s office, members of the New Jersey Organizing Project, and representatives from New Jersey Natural Gas.

Sen. Jennifer Beck held a public hearing at the Shark River Firehouse in Neptune on Feb. 8, 2017 to discuss remaining issues faced by victims of Superstorm Sandy. (SenateNJ.com)

“We heard from residents expressing a number of problems that they are still facing to complete their construction and elevation projects,” said Beck. “We have about 3,200 individuals trying to move onward and return to completed homes. It is imperative that we be accessible to these individuals and attempt to remove any remaining roadblocks to recovery out of their way.”

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Senate Democrats Again Block Beck Bill to Prevent Pensions for Corrupt Government Officials

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) took action today to have the New Jersey Senate vote on legislation she sponsors to prevent corrupt government officials from collecting public pensions. Her effort was immediately blocked by the majority Senate Democrats.

Senate Democrats blocked a vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Beck that would forfeit the pensions of corrupt government officials. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I’ve introduced the same bill to punish government corruption since 2008, and it’s astonishing that Senate Democrats have continued to block the bill from moving forward for so long,” added Beck. “On several occasions over the past year, I have urged the chairman of the Senate State Government Committee to allow this ‘good government’ bill to be heard in committee. That request has been repeatedly ignored, so I took action today to try to move the bill forward.”

Beck’s legislation, S-1557, provides for the full forfeiture of public pensions for elected and appointed government officials convicted of any crime touching their office.

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Beck to Host Forum for Sandy Victims Still Needing Help on Wednesday (2/8)

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) will host a meeting on February 8th at the Shark River Hills Firehouse for Sandy victims who are still having problems to provide assistance with the recovery process.

WHO: Senator Jennifer Beck

WHAT: Meeting for victims of Superstorm Sandy who need assistance.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8th at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Shark River Hills Firehouse, 200 Brighton Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753

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Kyrillos, Beck Urge Rejection of Monmouth County Power Line Project

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Following today’s public hearing, Senators Joe Kyrillos and Jennifer Beck (both R-Monmouth) urged state officials and agencies to reject an unnecessary power line project that has been fiercely opposed by residents of Monmouth County.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Jennifer Beck are seeking to prevent the construction of a controversial high-voltage transmission line through Monmouth County. (Flickr)

“These unsightly power lines would cut through some of Monmouth County’s most significant historic districts and most beautiful natural landscapes,” Senator Kyrillos said. “This project is no more welcome now than it was when it was first proposed 25 years ago. Residents have made it clear both in written correspondence, as well as at public meetings, that they do not want these power lines. We believe that the state should take these objections seriously and reject this project.”

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Beck to Host NJ Education Commissioner in Four School Districts to Address Local Educational Issues

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) will next week bring Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington to schools in Asbury Park, Long Branch, Freehold Borough, and Red Bank, where the Commissioner will have the opportunity to join Senator Beck on a tour of each school and participate in a discussion on a variety of educational issues with school officials.

Sen. Beck will next week bring NJ Commissioner of Education Harrington to four school districts in Monmouth County to tour the schools and discuss a variety of local educational issues with school officials. (Flickr)

“The school officials, Commissioner Harrington, and I will meet with all have different challenges and accomplishments they want to highlight,” Senator Beck said. “Whether it is school funding, literacy, or career readiness each district is different and will have an opportunity to brief Commissioner Harrington on the unique issues impacting their students and schools.”

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MEDIA ADVISORY (2/3): Beck Hosts First Ever ‘Senator Joseph Palaia Day’ Celebration at Ocean Township School

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) will on Friday Feb. 3 host a celebration marking the first annual “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” at Wayside Elementary School in Ocean Township, where his daughter now serves as Principal.

Sen. Beck will host the first ever celebration of “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” at Wayside Elementary in Ocean Township. Sen. Beck sponsored the resolution designating Feb. 3 of each year as a day to honor the late Senator. (SenateNJ)

The event follows Jan. 31 signing of Sen. Jennifer Beck’s resolution declaring Feb. 3 of each year “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” in honor of the beloved Monmouth County legislator and educator.

When: 9: 15 a.m. on Friday Feb. 3, 2016

Where: Wayside Elementary School: 733 Bowne Road, Ocean Township, NJ

Who: Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth); Principal Denise Palaia, the late Senator Palaia’s daughter and current principal of Wayside Elementary School; a student assembly, and staff.

Availability: Open

“I cannot think of a better place to mark the first ever ‘Senator Joseph Palaia’ Day, than an elementary school in Ocean Township – a community Senator Joe spent decades serving, first as a beloved educator and then as one of the most admirable elected officials our state has ever seen,” Senator Beck said. “What makes this celebration even more special, is the fact that we will be joined by his daughter Principal Denise Palaia, who is carrying on his legacy as a devoted elementary school principal.”

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