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Joan Bannan Harris to receive Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award

August 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP - Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidate for Bernards Township Committee, will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award at a dinner hosted by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women. The Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, will be the keynote speaker. The Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award honors Somerset County women who ...

After Two School Board Incumbents File, One Ballot Position Remains Open In Upcoming Election

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - While seven candidates competed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education earlier this spring, only two candidates filed to be placed on this November's ballot for three available positions.

Incumbents Linda Wooldridge and Jennifer Korn - who was chosen from among the seven candidates this May to finish up the remainder of Priti Shah's term - filed ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy taps Newark native Sheila Oliver as running mate

On the day she was officially named the Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Sheila Oliver's mind went back to Bock Avenue, the one-block street in Newark's South Ward where she grew up and where her political awakening began. 

"It was a very multicultural and multiethnic neighborhood when I grew up there," said Oliver, 65, a 13-year state ...

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Bernards Township Democratic Candidates Issue Statement on the Events in Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sally Dunlap Booth and Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee, issued the following statement in response to the recent events in Charlottesville Virginia.

As the Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee, we are saddened and deeply troubled by the recent events in Charlottesville. We believe the response by our elected ...