BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – More than 50 Berkeley Heights residents and their families recently gathered in support of Democratic candidates for Township Council, Congress and State Senate - a record turnout for a Democratic Party event of this kind.

The Democratic Club gathering, the 1st Annual Berkeley Heights Democrats Club Picnic, held outside of Columbia Middle School on May 21 under a pavilion adorned with red, white and blue, was brimming with incredible energy and enthusiasm of all attendees.

Various local officials and Democratic political hopefuls were in attendance to support the Club and the political newcomers the Club is putting forth in this year’s Township Council election. They include:

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  • Congressional candidate (NJ-7) and Berkeley Height resident Linda Weber
  • Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada
  • Kenilworth Council President/Union County Sheriff nominee Peter Corvelli
  • Berkeley Heights Township Council candidates Susan Poage and Alvaro Medeiros
  • New Jersey State Senate candidate Jill LaZare

President of the newly formed Berkeley Heights Democrats club Stephen Yellin said to residents in attendance, “We are a rapidly growing movement to bring people together to make change happen, locally, statewide and nationally. We are united by our shared values – to work together, to lift up each other, to leave no one behind, and to fight for a brighter future for our children and grandchildren. This is what motivates us and will carry us forward to victory in 2017, 2018 and beyond!”

The Berkeley Heights Democrats Club, founded last January, seeks to make a difference in our community by supporting causes and campaigns on the local, state, and national level. We are your neighbors, colleagues and community figures, part of the 2400 registered Democrats now living in Berkeley Heights. Club members are involved on all levels of political and community activism and commit to supporting Democratic candidates on the national, state and local level. 

The Democratic Club Executive Board welcomes all local Democrats to visit us at our tent at the Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 25th, and to sign up to get involved with our efforts. Their revamped website, www.bhdems.com is coming soon. They also have a Facebook page, Berkeley Heights Democrats.

All registered Democrats in Berkeley Heights are welcomed to join. Local Democrats interested in becoming Club members can contact Stephen Yellin at stephen@bhdems.com.