SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host state Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21) at a luncheon on Friday, October 25th at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m..

Kean is the Minority Leader of the New Jersey Senate and sits on the Senate Higher Education, Senate Commerce, and Legislative Oversight committees. His legislative district includes the Somerset County municipalities of Bernards, Far Hills, Warren, and Watchung.

Kean is also seeking the GOP nomination to run for the House of Representatives in the 7th District against Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7) next year.

Sign Up for Hillsborough Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Kean is expected to address issues of concern to the business community including the one seat ride to Manhattan and the status of New Jersey economic incentive program.    

“Tom Kean has a proven record of effective leadership in both the State Assembly and now in the Senate," said Carol Bianchi, co-chair of the Somerset County ELC. 

Registration is $30 and includes lunch. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to register online at

Payment may be made online by credit card or by check made out to the Somerset County Business Partnership. A voucher can be mailed ahead in the name of Somerset County ELC to the Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807.

For more information about the Somerset County ELC or the Business Partnership contact Mike Kerwin at 908-218-4300 or email