Monmouth GOP Unveils its LD-11 Slate


The Monmouth County Republican Committee (MCRC) has announced its slate of candidates for New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District (LD-11).

“The Monmouth County Republican Committee has selected a slate of extraordinary and well-qualified candidates,” said MCRC Chairman Shaun Golden. “Phil Murphy and Vin Gopal’s policies have hurt Monmouth – cutting our school funding, pushing radical sex ed curriculums, raising the cost of healthcare, and eroding public safety. Steve will be just the partner Assemblywomen Piperno and Eulner need in the Senate to stand up to Murphy’s agenda.”

The candidates running with the full endorsement of the MCRC are:

FOR STATE SENATE:  Steve Dnistrian of Colts Neck Township, a business and non-profit executive who will bring real leadership, grounded in real-work experience, to the State Senate for LD-11.

FOR STATE ASSEMBLY: Assemblywomen Marilyn Piperno of Colts Neck Township and Kim Eulner of Shrewsbury Borough, who are seeking reelection to a second term.

THE PLATFORM: Undoing Murphy’s school funding cuts; Fiscal discipline; parental rights in all education matters; providing law enforcement with the tools they need to combat a brazen crime wave impacting all corners of Monmouth County, fueled by Murphy’s failed bail reform efforts; and improving access to healthcare.

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 11: Nineteen municipalities are in LD-11, including Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township and Tinton Falls.

With a career spanning 35 years, Steve Dnistrian has served as Chief Operating Officer with Omnicom Group; in VP roles with Johnson & Johnson; and as Executive VP and board member with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, Steve is a business advisor, consultant and executive coach.  A first generation American, he is the son of immigrants. Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., Steve completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in political science.  Steve and his wife, Cindie, live in Colts Neck, where they raised their three children. He has been active with the township and county, serving on various boards and commissions.

Marilyn Piperno was sworn in as an Assemblywoman in January 2022. Piperno is a fitness instructor and nutrition coach, certified by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After earning bachelor’s degrees in literature and communications in 1987 from Pace University, she started a successful 15-year publishing career. Piperno first worked on academic textbooks and later consumer monthly publications such as Shape women’s health and fitness magazine, Child parenting magazine and Reader’s Digest. Pivoting from publishing to focusing on her two sons and daughter, she became actively involved in the Colts Neck Parent Teacher Organization, the education program at St. Mary’s Parish in Colts Neck, and coached youth sports. She launched an annual food drive in March of 2017 benefiting Lunch Break in Red Bank, the Center in Asbury Park and Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch. Piperno resides in Colts Neck with her husband Paul, and their three children.

Kim Eulner was sworn in as an Assemblywoman in January of 2022. Eulner earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1988 from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She went on to work on Wall Street focused on commission management. Since 2019, she has managed analytics for the financial and insurance industries at an Eatontown-based data company and is a licensed real estate agent. Kim served as a Shrewsbury councilwoman from 2018 to 2022, serving as council president in 2020 and chairwoman of the open space committee in 2021. Under Kim’s leadership, the Council succeeded in reducing the Borough’s tax rate multiple years while maintaining the services that Borough residents enjoy.  A lifetime resident of Shrewsbury, Eulner has two adult sons.

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