BEDMINSTER NJ - The Bedminster Township Committee held its annual re-organization meeting Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminter. The Township Committee chose Steven Parker to serve as Mayor. Staci Santucci and Dough Stevinson took the oath of office for three-year terms on the Bedminster Township Committee.
Over two hundred people attended the meeting, which was held in the ballroom at Trump National. After the meeting was finished, the attendees dined on a buffet dinner. Each attendee paid for his or her own dinner.
Santucci and Stevinson are both Republicans. The pair won three-year terms on the Township Committee in the General Election in November, defeating their Democrat rivals in all eight Bedminster precincts.
Santucci's husband Drew Santucci held the Bible when Santucci took the oath of office from Municipal Court Judge Katherine E. Howes. She has served on the Township Committee since 2013. She is beginning her second full term on the Township Committee. Committeewoman Santucci is no stranger to public office, having served on the Stanhope Borough Council from 2009-2010. She spent thirteen years in the Morris County Sheriff's office, rising to the office of Undersheriif before leaving the office in 2015.
Committeman Stevinson was accompanied by his wife, Suzie, and their three sons. Stevinson served on the Land Use Board from 2015 and 2016, and on the Recreation Commission from 2005 to 2012. He has also served on the Somerset County Open Space Advisory Committee and the Jacobus Vanderveer House Board of Trustees.
Among those who attended the meeting and dinner were State Senator Mike Doherty, Assemblyman Erik Peterson, Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano and Bridgewater Township Committeeman Matthew Moench.