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About the BTDC

The Bernards Township Democratic 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. We work for the people of Bernards Township by listening and responding to their concerns for the betterment of our community.


Meet the Bernards Township Democratic Committee

Front from Left: Neha Gorfinkel, Nancy Cook, Danisha Patel, Ana Alonso, Suzanne Glassman, Nancy D'Andrea and Laura Begg. Middle from Left: Karin Tekel, Melidah Sharma, Pat Sododlak, Eileen Kusel, Vivik Bhairappa, Jane Edelman Conklin, Chris Longo, Catherine Santaiti, Ana McCarthy and Gregory Begg. Back from Left: Eric Russell, Fred Douglis, Jesse Brodkin, Bill DeLorenzo, David Russell, Maureen Lynch, Jen Kluger, Nick Hansen, and Ali Saidi Photo Credit: Jen Kluger


Want to Join the BTDC as a County Committee Person?

Each voting district in Bernards Township is represented by two Democrats, one man and one woman, appointed by the local Democratic committee. Together, we form the Bernards Township Democratic Committee. County Committee Persons vote to endorse local and state party candidates at the Somerset County Democratic Convention.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in monthly general or closed BTDC meetings

  • Talk to neighbors in your district to identify and promote issues and positions reflecting the interests of voters

  • Support Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee (Canvas with Democratic candidates, distribute door hangers, educate voters on important issues, host a meet & greet, and/ or attend campaign events)

  • Serve as a poll challenger at local elections


Don't know your district number? Please check here

If you are interested in joining the BTDC as a County Committee Person, please inquire here


Other Ways to Get Involved and Active?

  • Follow us on social media and sign up for email updates.

  • Attend monthly meetings and events.

  • Volunteer on a BTDC Subcommittee, teams that work in a variety of areas to advance our mission. Subcommittee areas include: Finance & Fundraising, PR & Communications, Research & Issues, Community Service, Liaison to Other Community Organizations, and Membership & Registration. 

If you are interested in volunteering on a subcommittee, please inquire here


Meet the Executive Committee

From Left: Chair Nancy D'Andrea, Vice Chair Gregory Begg, Secretary Catherine Santaiti, and Treasurer Ana McCarthy; Photo Credit: Jen Kluger

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Paid for by the Bernards Township Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 78, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938.
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