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The Bernards Township Democratic Committee is proud to endorse Dr. Sophia Chadda for Bernards Township Committee. 

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Committeewoman Joan Bannan Harris

Joan Bannan Harris has served on the township committee since January 2019. She is the first Democrat to serve on the township committee in 20 years, and she is also the first Democratic woman and grandmother to serve on the township committee!

Please click here for more information about Joan Bannan Harris, her election to the township committee and appointments, and contact information





Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 AM

Chadda to kick off campaign in Basking Ridge

“I want to be a driving force for creating a positive vision for our town and making it a reality,” said Chadda. “Bernards Township needs strong, highly qualified leadership as we embark on three new housing development projects and consider the future of the Millington Quarry. 

"Rather than react to challenges that arise, I would like to incorporate a more proactive and collaborative approach to creating a vision for land use in our town,'' she said. "I would also like to improve our township’s sustainability practices by encouraging the use of reusable bags and limiting single-use plastics. We are in a position to be leaders in taking care of our town, rather than waiting for the state mandates like the ones we have seen in New York. I am eager to jump in and look forward to working with all residents on the future vision of our town.”

Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Democrats back Dr. Sophia Chadda for Bernards Township Committee

The Bernards Township Democratic Committee (BTDC) has endorsed Dr. Sophia Chadda for a three-year term on the Township Committee. 

“As a local business owner, practicing dentist, and parent of students in elementary school, high school and college, I have a broad perspective,” Chadda said. “With my STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) background, I employ a fact- and evidence-based approach to solving problems and making decisions.
"I want to foster greater communication between elected officials and residents of our town and facilitate the participation of more of my fellow residents in our civic affairs,'' she added. "I would be honored to serve my township neighbors and work to improve our future together.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Somerset County Democrats gear up for next election

Following its historic election victories the last two years, the Somerset County Democratic Committee (SCDC) has named a new executive director and opened a new headquarters in downtown Somerville.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

Affordable housing projects in Bernards Township advancing

Among the township’s three looming affordable housing projects, one received development approval last month, one is poised to go before the Planning Board next week, and the third is on track for a development application before the end of the year.

The three projects would have a combined 502 housing units, of which 96 would be income-restricted. The township rezoned the subject sites last year to meet its state-mandated “Round III” affordable housing obligation through 2025.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00 AM

'Angst' film to be screened in Basking Ridge

The Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, the township Health Department, the Governors Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, township Parent Teacher Organizations and Blueprint Mental Health will host a screening of the documentary film “Angst” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 268 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

“Angst” is a 55-minute film experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what people can do about it. The filmmaker’s goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety.


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