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Municipal Matters

Municipal Matters: July 2024

Among our upcoming priorities, we will be planning for the fourth round Affordable Housing (AH) obligations.

Kristin Blomquist has faced various career conundrums over the years. Her response? “I can figure this out.”

True Blue

True Blue: Kristin Blomquist

Graner Subervi 2024

Campaign Signs

The Graner & Subervi Campaign is aware of some distaste for the overuse of campaign signs. In the interest of preserving the natural beauty of, and avoiding further clutter in, our town, Graner and Subervi have a plan: To introduce our names, circulate them throughout Bernards Township, and remind voters of the June 4th primary […]

Twilight Challenge

Graner Subervi 2024

The Pleasant Valley Twilight Challenge is Sunday, June 2.  The event benefits the Bernards Township Municpal Alliance Against Substance Abuse.  Walk, run, or cheer on your personal favorite.  Adam will be running the 5K, and Liz will be doing the 1 mile health walk.

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!

Past Events

Graner Subervi Fundraiser

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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 […]

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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