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About Gabe Franco

Gabe Franco's journey is a testament to hard work, community, and a belief in the greater good. His story begins in Lakewood, NJ, raised by immigrant parents. Gabe's mother worked as a nurse's aid, and his father, an entrepreneur, started a small local trucking company. Later in life, Gabe lived with his stepfather, a dedicated police officer, who also played a significant role in his upbringing. Their family life was marked by periods of stability and success, but also years of hardship and poverty. Growing up in these extremes taught Gabe the values of resilience and commitment, shaping his path to public service.

After high school, Gabe began a small computer repair and recycling company, later joining an investment firm in an IT management role. He later put himself through Ocean County Community College as a carpenter, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hall University. Along the way, he served as a youth pastor and humanitarian aid missionary, witnessing true poverty and developing a desire to serve.

Gabe's commitment to education continued at Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was awarded a full Jurist Scholarship for his philanthropy and past academic achievement. Upon graduation, he entered the business world, working on projects in Israel and running one of a prominent New Jersey businessman's companies. Four years later, Gabe's passion for public service led him to resign and take the bar exam. He worked as General Counsel for Friends in Action Inc., developing a nationally recognized workforce development program, and advocating for immigration rights.

Gabe's involvement in politics grew as he became concerned with the influence of money in politics. Volunteering with organizations like Represent.US* and WolfPAC, he joined Senator Bernie Sanders' voter protection legal team. In 2018, he started work at Morgan Stanley and became Chief Legal Officer for LatinoXRadio*, promoting Latino arts and culture.

Gabe's dedication to community service led him to philanthropic work, including helping to found Jeff's Camp – A Home For Heroes, a Veterans support organization*. He also serves as President of Great Bay Democrats and is a member of the Little Egg Harbor Environmental Commission*. His activism led to the creation of NotMeUs UNITED, focusing on educating the public about how our campaign finance laws disenfranchise Americans.

His volunteer work has included the Salvation Army*, St. Theresa's Food Pantry*, the National Organization of Women*, New Jersey Organizing Project*, League of Conservation Voters, Little Egg Harbor United* and many other causes.

Gabe Franco is not just a believer in community and equality of opportunity; he has lived these values every day. His life's work has been shaped by the idea that through hard work, empathy, and collaboration, we can create a better world. Now, Gabe is ready to take his experience, passion, and dedication to the New Jersey State Senate, committed to fighting for the families and values of his community.

Gabe resides in New Jersey with his wife, Dimple, and their dog, Russell, continuing to be an active part of his community. When he's not serving others, Gabe enjoys auto restoration, piano composition, and adventure travel with his family. His story is a reflection of his dedication to service, equality, and opportunity for all.


Join him in his mission, as he brings his vision, heart, and resolve to a new chapter of public service.

*Asterisks denote registered 501(c)(3) organizations, which are unable to endorse candidates. Their inclusion in this biography is factual and not intended to imply endorsement.

Photo Gallery

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Gabe has dedicated most of his adult life to public service. Below are some examples of his public service and philanthropy. 

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Pledge to Fight for the American Corruption Act
Joining 101 Women inc
Human Trafficking Awareness Award
Back to School Drive with AC Fire Dept
From Behind the Dias at A Bernie Sanders Rally
Turkey Drive in AC
With First Lady Tammy Murphy for one of her fundraisers
Our First LEHUnited Cleanup
LEH United Fall Cleanup
March in DC for Puerto Rico
Turkey Drive for Thanksgiving in  Atlantic City
Joining Prince Hall Lodge No 27 delivering hot meals to the elderly
Faces 4 Autism
Fellow Volunteers with Faces for Autism teaching Autistic Young People
Teaching Faces 4 Autism Participants how to tie a tie.
Democracy Spring
Distributing Toys for Christmas
Crossing Party Lines to support NJ Disaster Victims
Immigration Rights Seminar I helped put together
Volunteers to serve meals for Atlantic City Senior Prom for the elderly
Feeding the Homeless and Poor With Salvation Army
March for Puerto Rico
Participating in NJ Lets Drive Campaign for Latino Community
WorkForce Developent Graduating Class for AC Hard Rock Hotel Casino
AC Hometown Heroes Ambassador Award
Christmas Toy Drive Atlantic City
Rally with HPAE and JNESO
Fighting Hunger in AC
Engaged with Bernie Sanders Voter Protection Team at HQ
Joining the Atlantic City Fire Department in helping feed the poor

Endorsements & Memberships

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Proudly Endorsed by
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Please check back often for update endorsements.

Memberships and Affiliations
The following organizations do not endorse candidates, but Gabe wholeheartedly endorses them and the invaluable work that they do. Gabe is also honored to have earned Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction.

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