CRANFORD, NJ - Former Mayor Barbara Bilger is the Republican choice to run for the seat vacated by fellow Republican Lisa Adubato on the Cranford Township Committee.  

Deputy Mayor Lisa M. Adubato resigned from the Cranford Township Committee after being appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court in August.

A dedicated community volunteer, Barbara Bilger served two previous terms on the Township Committee. During her tenure she served twice as Mayor and two years as Deputy Mayor. Bilger hopes to join a Republican majority that has proven extremely effective in re-aligning Township government and services to best provide for residents. 

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Barbara Bilger has an outstanding record of commitment to the Cranford Community and is an active member of many community organizations. Barbara serves as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and President of the Cranford Senior Housing Board.  A Life Member of Cranford VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Barbara Bilger is a Cranford PBA Silver Card Recipient and works extensively on fund raising activities for the Cranford PBA.

An active parishioner of St. Michael's parish, Bilger serves as a Trustee and Minister of Hospitality. She is a long time member of the Parish Rosary Society and has been on the board of a number of fund raising and capital campaigns for the parish.

Bilger has worked on numerous community events, serving as co-chair of the Cranford’s 125th Anniversary parade, the 100th Anniversary Parades of both the Cranford Police and Fire Departments, and Cranford's New Year’s Eve Millennium Celebration.

Ms. Bilger had been considering re-entering political life and sees this opportunity as the perfect time. She will be joining candidate Michael Petrucci who is running for the open seat in November's election.