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150 Allen Road Update

When the Bernards Township Zoning Board of Adjustment convenes its special meeting Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., it will pick up the proposed 150 Allen Road development hearing where it left off on Jan. 3. The proposal concerns an application made by Signature Acquisition, LLC, of Cranford, whose traffic expert is scheduled to field […]

The Ridge Democrats is a high school club in capable hands with its president, Aarya Raval at the helm and volunteers like Lucy Brodkin energizing its ranks. Both Aarya and Lucy are juniors at Ridge, and they share a heart-felt interest in promoting democratic values among their peers. Aarya has always been interested in issues […]

True Blue

True Blue: Aarya Raval and Lucy Brodkin


2024 Call For Candidates

In 2023, the BTDC generated a groundswell of support for its candidates along and across party lines. (This, in an “off year” election, with no statewide or national contests to motivate voter turnout.) Ana Duarte McCarthy’s historic first-place showing, and newcomer Lily Wong’s eight-vote shortfall revealed an open-mindedness to transparency, balance, and fresh thinking among […]

True Blue: Joan Bannan


Few people embody the true spirit of public service like Joan Bannan. A trailblazer who became the first Democrat to serve on the Bernards Township Committee in decades, as well as the first female Democrat ever elected to the governing body, Bannan’s resume reflects a tireless commitment to community and to breaking down partisan walls. […]


Let’s Show Up for Ana Duarte McCarthy!

Ana Duarte McCarthy will be sworn in as the third ever Democratic member of the Bernards Township Committee! 

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


And the Winner is…Bernards Township!


True Blue: MJ Walsh

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

Vote McCarthy and Wong for Bernards Township Committee

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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 […]

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McCarthy and Wong are the right choice

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 […]

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


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

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

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

 Joan Bannan Endorses McCarthy and Wong

Campaign News

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

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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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