Mr. Beach joined the State Senate on Jan. 13, 2009, five days after he was selected by District Democratic Committee members to fill a vacancy. He won a special election for the final two years of the unexpired term in November, 2009, and was re-elected in 2011, 2013 and 2017. Upon taking the oath, Mr. Beach resigned from his position as Camden County Clerk. Prior to being elected clerk, in 1995, he served two terms on the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, starting in 1991. He is also a co-chairman of Camden County’s Democratic Party.