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BRMC Endorses Canose for Mayor,
McCredie & McQueen for Borough Council
The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee (BRMC) met on March 8 to screen candidates for the three open positions in the Bernardsville Borough government. Mayor Mary Jane Canose, Councilman Chad McQueen and Councilwoman Jena McCredie attended the screening meeting and were endorsed by the Committee to run for re-election in the June 7 Primary.
At the meeting, Mary Jane Canose reviewed her many accomplishments as Bernardsville’s Mayor and was excited about continuing the positive steps Bernardsville’s government has made under her strong leadership. Councilman Chad McQueen and Councilwoman Jena McCredie have contributed to the positive direction that the Borough Council has taken. They too expressed a strong desire to continue “what they started”, said Council President McQueen. As a Councilwoman Jena McCredie has taken the lead ensuring that our Bernardsville Police have what they need to protect and serve our community.
Mayor Canose, Council President McQueen and Councilwoman McCredie have worked tirelessly to navigate the Covid-19 NJ State requirements and assist the Borough’s restaurant and retail establishments survive and prosper. They led the way in working with our community restaurants and facilitating outdoor dining during this critical time. Their commitment to the Bernardsville residents when elected in 2019 are still their top priority. Those commitments to upgrade infrastructure, enforce housing laws and focus on upgrading Bernardsville’s recreation facilities will continue. They further commit to working closely with the other Borough Council members and Borough committees to ensure fiscal responsibility and eliminate wasteful spending, giving the Bernardsville residents a better return on their municipal tax dollars.
The endorsed candidates’ names will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Somerset County Republican Organization for inclusion on the Primary Ballot.
Karen Gardner, Chairman of the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee said, “Our endorsed candidates have the full support of the BRMC. As seasoned professionals, Mayor Canose, Councilman McQueen and Councilwoman McCredie are perfectly positioned to continue the positive direction of our Borough and bring new and unique solutions to the challenges in the future.”
The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee is comprised of elected representatives from each of Bernardsville’s seven municipal districts. These Committeemen and Committeewomen promote the political philosophy of the Republican Party, work closely with Republican candidates running in elections for public office, and provide for an active Republican voice for the voters in local, county, state and federal governments.
Ribeiro, Ambelang Sworn In
Councilmen-Elect Al Ribeiro and Jay Ambelang were sworn in at 4:30 PM outside Borough Hall on January 3. The pair joined running mate Diane Greenfield (sworn in November 2021) on Borough Council. In attendance were Senator Bucco, Assemblywoman Dunn, Mayor Canose, members of Council, Somerset Republican Chair Tim Howes and Bernardsville Republican Chair Karen Gardner, among others.
Greenfield Sworn In
“Bernardsville Councilwoman Diane Greenfield accompanied by her husband, Bob Greenfield was sworn in by Somerset County Republican Organization Chairman Timothy Howes, Esq. on Friday November 23. The BRMC wishes Councilwoman Greenfield the best as she begins her term on the Borough Council. Also in attendance at the swearing in ceremony were BRMC Chairwoman, Karen Gardner, NJ Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, Councilman-elect Jay Ambelang, Municipal Clerk Anthony Suriano and others.