CRANFORD - The Cranford Republican Committee have announced their 2021 candidate for Cranford Township Committee, Gina Black.

"We have seen the divisiveness of the national political scene insert itself into our own town and we need a Township Committee that will set aside partisan politics and do what’s right for Cranford," announced the Cranford Republican Committee. "Gina Black will be a welcome addition to the committee, bringing balance, thoughtfulness, and constructive dialog to the table."

Black has been an active member of our Cranford Community for the past thirty years. While raising two sons, Aaron and Nick, she served on numerous committees in Cranford Public Schools and was active in the Cranford Soccer Club where she served as Safety Coordinator. Black currently serves on the Cranford Flood Advisory Committee, Centennial Village Group and is an active supporter of the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce.

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For eight years, Black served the board of an employee-run corporate day care center holding the positions of Treasurer and Vice President. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Penn State University and a Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry from Rutgers University. Working as a Research and Development Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry led to her current position as a Technical Application Specialist for a global, scientific instrument firm. She hopes to bring her extensive professional experience and management skills to her role as a Township Commissioner.

“Gina will bring the perfect combination of experience and compassion to the Township Committee," said Cranford Township Commissioner Mary O’Connor. "Her commitment to representing all Cranford residents, coupled with her thoughtful approach to resolving issues, will be a tremendous benefit to our town. With Gina Black on the Cranford Township Committee we will move closer to a much-needed balance in Cranford and I look forward to working with her next year."