New Jersey State
Denise Gonzalez, State Chairwoman
Denise was born in NY and raised in Hammonton, NJ for most of her life until she left her hometown to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. She now resides in Gloucester Township in Camden County. Denise has two young children that live with her. In her free time, Denise enjoys working out, camping, crafting, and cooking with her children. As a proud Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Denise reflects on her time served as a valuable asset that will enable her to serve our community in public office with the same honor and dignity which she did in the Marines. During her time in the Marines, Denise served as an Integrated Maintenance Manager, where she completed military occupational training at Joint Expeditionary Base (Naval Amphibious Base) in Norfolk, VA. Logistics, maintenance cycle induction, supply procurement, and predictive analytics were the requisites of her military career at 10th Marine Regiment 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2007 Denise graduated from The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351- Joint Apprenticeship Training program, to which she is still a current card-carrying union member. In this capacity, she has worked as a Journeyman/Wireman Electrician on various commercial construction projects including, but not limited to, the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, Cooper Hospital, Exxon Mobil, Rutgers University, Harrah’s Casino, and Target Department Stores. She is pursuing her Associate’s degree in Camden County College’s Deaf Studies Program to be an American Sign Language Interpreter. Denise has taken a temporary hiatus from college to run for political office. Parent, child, and family advocacy and educational initiatives that affect students are what drives Denise. In her work in several organizations, she and her colleagues have raised awareness and educated the public and legislators on the importance of safeguarding New Jersey’s religious exemption, protecting parental rights, ensuring medical freedom and bodily autonomy for all residents of the Garden State. Her volunteer community service includes preparing and delivering meals to senior citizens, veterans and the disabled in Camden and Gloucester Counties during the holidays. Denise is a member of the Gloucester Township Republican Municipal Committee and was a volunteer ballot opener for the Camden County Board of Elections during the November 2020 election cycle.
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