Dear Editor,

Candidates for Bedminster Township Committee Doug Stevinson nd Gina Fernandez are focused on maintaining the excellent quality of life and sense of community that we enjoy as residents.  To that end, these multi-taskers are well-prepared to devote their time and considerable energy to helping Bedminster remain an oasis of greenways and open space in densely populated New Jersey.  Also, they will concentrate on spending your tax dollars wisely, working to keep the township’s taxes comparatively low.

Doug’s volunteerism as committee/board member (Bedminster Recreation Committee and Land Use Board, Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, and the Somerset County Open Space Advisory Committee), coach (flag football, basketball, and baseball), and past President of the Bedminster Far Hills Little League paved the way for his election to the Bedminster Township Committee in 2016.  Since that time, Doug has continued to look out for the residents of Bedminster.  His accomplishments to date are many.  They include working with the community to create the dog park at River Road Park, paving the hike and bike path between River Road Park and Burnt Mills Park, and allocating funding for additional park renovations throughout the Township.  He is also teaming with community members in The Hills to help keep kids safe by adding crosswalks and working with JCP&L to reduce the frequency of power outages.

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Gina’s outstanding work ethic is evident to all who worked alongside her in support of the Bedminster Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Bernards High School (BHS).  With Gina as three-time Chair of the annual Spring Fling fund-raiser, the PTO amassed more than $100,000 for Bedminster Township School, put to good use providing technology for classrooms, buses for field trips, and much more.  As a member of the Project Graduation 2018 (PG2018) Steering Committee, her leadership and hands-on style helped the Senior Class raise funds to support special events throughout the school year culminating in an alcohol-free post-graduation party for the entire BHS Class of 2018.

Doug Stevinson and Gina Fernandez are the best candidates for Bedminster Township Committee.  As invested members of the community where they choose to live and raise their children, both have excellent track records of involvement and hard work that continually produces positive results, on November 5th vote for Doug and Gina for Bedminster Township Committee.

Respectfully yours,

Joseph Metelski

Mayor Emeritus, Bedminster Township