District 9

Dianne Gove

Dianne Gove

DiAnne Gove is a life-long resident of Long Beach Township who has dedicated her life to serving the community.

In 2009, Gove was selected to fill a vacant General Assembly seat in the 9th Legislative District. Later that fall, voters elected her to a full term in the Assembly. Following her selection to the Assembly, Gove resigned her position on the Long Beach Township Commission to focus on her legislative responsibilities. She was sworn into the Assembly on December 7, 2009.

She made her way through the local school system, graduating from Southern Regional High School. Earning her degree in Social Science from Cabrini College and her master’s degree from Monmouth University, Gove taught American History and Government at her alma mater for 32 years. She served as mentor and class advisor to eight graduating classes, receiving recognition as High School Teacher of the Year in 1992.

In 1984, she was asked by members of the governing body of Long Beach Township to complete the term of former Commissioner McGinnis; in 1985, the residents of Long Beach Township affirmed their choice, electing Gove to a complete term.

Gove continued to serve her community as Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Francis parish, and as a member of the Southern Ocean County Hospital (SOCH) Board of Trustees, chair of the Ocean County Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, as a member of the St. Francis Community Center Board and the Long Beach Island Rotary, where she received the Paul Harris award in 1998.

In 2003, DiAnne was again called by her community to serve, this time to fill the vacancy created by the death of Mayor and Commissioner James Mancini. In 2004, she was elected to a full four-year term as Commissioner and Mayor and re-elected in 2008. During this time, she also served as President of the Ocean County Mayor’s Association.

Brian Rumpf

Brian Rumpf

Brian E. Rumpf began serving his first term on June 23, 2003.

Born in Somerville, he graduated from St. Joseph High School and attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1989.

Rumpf was a Committeeman in Little Egg Harbor Township from 1997 to 2005 and served as Mayor from 2000 to 2004. He is a member of the Little Egg Harbor Planning Board and is Chairman of the Great Bay Regional Police Athletic League. He has been the County Committeeman since 1996. He is presently a member of the Ocean County Screening Committee, Chairman of the Little Egg Harbor Open Space Acquisition Committee and a Trustee of the Little Egg Harbor Regular Republican organization.

Rumpf is a member of the Little Egg Harbor Italian American Club, the All Saints Regional Catholic School PTA and the Mystic Island Community Association. He also is a trustee of Southern Ocean County Hospital.

Rumpf and his wife, Debra H., were married in 1990. They have two children, Justin and Kassidy. He and Debra are also business partners in the law firm of Brian E. Rumpf and Debra H. Rumpf of Little Egg Harbor, NJ.