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And the Winner is…Bernards Township!

Ana McCarthy just made history finishing first place for a seat on the Township Committee.

At age 83 MJ is doing anything but resting on her laurels.


True Blue: MJ Walsh

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Vote McCarthy and Wong for Bernards Township Committee

Bernards Township taxpayers deserve no less. I write to urge my fellow Basking Ridge residents to vote for two outstanding candidates for Township Committee, Lily Wong and Ana Duarte McCarthy.  Lily Wong is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School. She has worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and as an […]

McCarthy and Wong are the right choice

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Election Day is quickly approaching, and I encourage you to join me in voting for Ana Duarte McCarthy and Lily Wong for Bernards Township Committee. During the past few months, I have had the honor of getting to know these two women, and I have been so impressed. Their many personal and professional accomplishments are […]


Lily Wong: Noble Go-Getter Who Will Humbly Serve Your Community

I am currently the Chief Financial Officer of a private company with over 700 employees.

As a local nonprofit leader, I am very interested in supporting civic-minded individuals who have generously given back to our community.

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A Powerful Force and Breath of Fresh Air for Bernards Township Committee

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 Joan Bannan Endorses McCarthy and Wong

Both women are intelligent compassionate leaders who have the desire to serve and hear their community.

Self-Eval Looming

Board of Education

September 18th’s Board of Education meeting featured an informal work session, designed for board self-evaluation and goal setting.

True Blue

Our Time Is NOW

Ana McCarthy & Lily Wong are ready to make history, right here, right now in Bernards Township.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the debate has been cancelled due our opponents claiming a conflict.

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Elect Women NJ Endorsement!

Congratulations Ana & Lily! And many thanks @elect_women_nj for your generous support. Elect Women NJ, an organization focused on raising money to invest in strong, diverse women candidates in local races in New Jersey, released their endorsements for the 2023 election cycle today. They have awarded 33 endorsements to female-identifying candidates running for local office, […]

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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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