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Ana Duarte McCarthy

Municipal Matters: May 2024

The Township Committee has had a busy month. A priority was the public hearing and adoption of our 2024 budget.

Please join us for Juicy BBQ Chicken, Roasted Pulled Pork, Boardwalk Sausage Pepper & Onions, Grandma’s Potato Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Mac ‘n Cheese, Greek Salad, Desserts, Cold Drinks & More! Rain or Shine The picnic pavilion is covered. Tickets will not be issued, but reservations will be held at the door. Questions? Email us:


Our Annual Summer Picnic!


Graner Subervi Fundraiser

We hope you can join us!

Civic Scholarship Winner Lucy Brodkin

True Blue

If young people are the future of the Democratic party, Ridge High School junior Lucy Brodkin gives us much cause for optimism. Brodkin, this year’s winner of the BTDC Civic Scholarship, given to a Ridge student entering their senior year or first year of college who is an enthusiastic proponent of civic engagement and democratic […]

Graner Subervi 2024

Graner Subervi Campaign Kickoff

The Bernards Township Democratic Committee kicks off its official election campaign Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Park Pavilion, 3405 Valley Road, Basking Ridge with a full slate of candidates represented along with honored guests.  The public is invited to the event to meet Elizabeth Graner and Adam Subervi, candidates for […]

Safety and security of township residents has continued to be a drumbeat in our community.

Ana Duarte McCarthy

Municipal Matters: April 2024

True Blue

True Blue 2024: Meet Our Candidates

The BTDC is proud to introduce candidates Liz Graner and Adam Subervi

Clean up the (great) Swamp!

Local Initiatives

Please join the Bernards Township Democratic Committee in a day of service at the Environmental Center at Lord Stirling Park.  Working at the direction of the Environmental Center staff, we will help with a variety of tasks.  You must be at least 14 years old to participate. Saturday, April 27, 10a-1pEnvironmental Center190 Lord Stirling Road Bring […]

Meet Our
Candidates for Township Committee

Elizabeth  graner

adam subervi

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Election Day is November 5th!

bernards township Committeewoman
Ana duarte mcCarthy

On January 2, 2024, Ana Duarte McCarthy was sworn into office for a three year term. Bernards Township gained an incredible, compassionate leader committed to serving our community.

Ana continues to serve on our Democratic Committee, representing District 5, and was formerly treasurer when the Democratic Committee was newly formed in back in 2017.

For more information on current issues before the Township Committee, take a look at Ana's monthly updates.

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About Us

The Bernards Township Democratic Committee (BTDC) is dedicated to making our town a better place to live and work, and to solving local issues with transparency, balance and compassion. The committee is made up of a diverse group of conscientious and engaged residents: Men and women in our community, representing a broad range, among other attributes, of cultural backgrounds, races and ethnicities, religions, ages, education and professional experience.

We offer Bernards Township another option at the polls for a new perspective on local government. We are dedicated to bringing a balanced democracy and transparency to the Township Committee. 

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