The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Endorses Jay Ambelang and Al Ribeiro for Borough Council

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee (BRMC) held its annual screening meeting to select potential candidates for two expiring Borough Council seats. The BRMC endorsed two outstanding candidates whose names have been forwarded to the Somerset County Republican Organization for inclusion on the ballot in the upcoming June 8th Primary election.

The BRMC unanimously endorsed Jay Ambelang and Al Ribeiro for Bernardsville Borough Council in 2021.

Jay Ambelang is an “execution focused” leader with over 24 years of experience in operations and technology in the Financial Sector. Jay has been involved in volunteering with his sons’ Boy Scout troops as well as other philanthropic organizations. Jay has an MBA and a BS in Accounting.

Al Ribeiro is a solutions-focused businessman with over 18 years’ experience, primarily in the biopharma sector. He has an MBA and a BS in Political Science. Al currently serves on the Board of Health in Bernardsville and has served on Open Space Advisory Committee.

BRMC Chairman, Karen Gardner said that “Jay and Al have the knowledge and business expertise to work with Bernardsville’s Borough Council members and committees, and are committed to realistic, fiscally-sound solutions to our Borough’s challenges. They are both practical, solutions-based businessmen who will bring their private sector successes to our community.”

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee is comprised of elected representatives from each of Bernardsville’s seven election districts. These Committeemen and Committeewomen promote the political philosophy of the Republican Party, assist in the election of qualified Republican candidates for public office and provide for an active Republican voice in local, county, state and federal governments.

Live Stream Event Tomorrow – Senator Bucco and the Senate and Assembly Republicans on Murphy’s Business & Job Policies During Pandemic

Just in case you didn’t receive this update from Senator Bucco, we wanted to send this on. Hope you can join!

STREAMING LIVE TOMORROW: Hearing to Examine Gov. Murphy’s Pandemic Policies on Businesses, Jobs & NJ Economy

Senate and Assembly Republicans will livestream a hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. where they will examine how Governor Murphy’s policies have impacted businesses, jobs, and the New Jersey economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLICK HERE to watch the hearing on Facebook Live on Friday, March 19 at 10 a.m.

You do not need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.

If you have a Facebook account, visit the link above and click “Set Reminder” to get an alert.

Also view the webpage here!

Some updates from Jack Ciatterelli’s Campaign

Here are some updates from Jack’s one and done newsletter. We suggest you sign up for them at

Jack talks about the Governor’s race on Newsmax

Hudson Republicans endorse Ciattarelli

“Jack is the real deal. Jack’s business expertise, community leadership, and charisma are unmatched, and we look forward to his principled leadership in Trenton….

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Weekly updates from the NJGOP

Some important updates in this week’s newsletter from the NJGOP which we wanted to pass on:


Everyone here at the NJGOP mourns the loss of longtime State Senator Gerald Cardinale. Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement after the news of his passing:

“New Jersey has lost a truly iconic public servant and the Republican Party will sorely miss his leadership. Senator Cardinale has earned the trust of his constituents more often than any other GOP legislator in state history because he was an honest, dedicated and caring man. His legacy of conservative leadership in the state house will live on for generations to come. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

This week we saw the news that New Jersey Republicans have outpaced the Democrats in voter registration. We’ve also exceeded the democrats in registration growth rate for the better part of the last year. The election in November is crucial as it will decide the future of our state and it is important that we continue this trend to show the radical liberals in our state that the NJGOP is the stronger and more unified party. Your NJGOP held a take back the state voter registration drive this past week and we want to especially thank the hundreds of volunteers that helped out to call the thousands of voters. 

Also this week, the NJGOP was excited to announce its fourth annual Statewide Leadership Summit! It will be held on April 17th at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. We are offering both in person and virtual tickets, and you can reserve your spot by clicking HERE. Space is limited due to the pandemic. More information about the summit can be viewed at we hope to see everyone, either in person or virtually, on April 17th!

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A few updates to pass along from Assemblywoman Dunn and the NJGOP

Hello – we received a few updates recently from Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, as well as the NJGOP, which we wanted to pass on and make sure you are aware of:

Assemblywoman Aura Dunn

Monthly Update
This month we celebrate Black History Month. The past year has showed us that while we have made so much progress towards a truly equal society, there is more work to be done.

I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of a Community Service Award from the Morris County NAACP.

I took a tour of the Good Grief Center in Morristown. This organization does amazing work helping children and families deal with the loss of a loved one. COVID-19 has completely changed the ways in which we may cope. Luckily, Good Grief has resources to address these challenges. See them here:

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a promising Roxbury High School student and budding journalist for a profile in the school’s newspaper, The Roxbury Review. You can read it here:

With tax season quickly approaching, do not forget to check if you are eligible to for the New Jersey Earned Income Tax Credit, which could put more of your hard earned money back in your pocket! To learn more about the program and see if you are eligible, visit:

With tax season quickly approaching, do not forget to check if you are eligible to for the New Jersey Earned Income Tax Credit, which could put more of your hard earned money back in your pocket! To learn more about the program and see if you are eligible, visit:

If you have not already done so, you can register for COVID-19 vaccine alerts from Atlantic Health. You will be notified when you can schedule an appointment to get vaccinated. Sign up here:

Dunn in the News
New Office, But Old Challenges as Dunn Relocates to Chester

Stanzilis Jr. Completes Internship in Assemblywoman Dunn’s Office

All 7 Republican Assemblywomen Want Corrections Commissioner Hicks Gone

Legislative Update
I’d like to share some of the legislation I am working on:

A1334- Requires the Department of Health to provide information regarding spina bifida to certain parents and families of newborns; “Levi’s Law.”
Levi is a constituent of mine. I met with Levi’s mother to discuss the bill and her advocacy efforts. Parents deserve to have readily available access to the information they need to best raise their children and support their families.

A5225- Reserves certain hours at MVC locations for health care workers and first responders during COVID-19 public health emergency.
Our healthcare heroes work hectic hours. They may not be able to visit the MVC during limited hours. The least we can do is reserve time for them to take care of their business at the MVC without having to worry about exposure to others.
A5261- Provides accidental death benefit to surviving spouse, surviving child, or surviving parent of a State Police recruit who dies during required pre-service training.
A bill in honor of Lucas Homeijer, a constituent who left us too soon. Entering into pre-service training shows a commitment to public service that cannot be overlooked. The families of a trainee who dies during training deserve the support that the family of a fully trained officer receive.
A5286- Requires “Do Not Forward” label on mail-in ballot envelopes; allows mail-in voter to cure mail-in ballot due to missing or detached certificate; requires certain voter data be entered into voter file within 30 days.
We should not be disenfranchising voters for honest mistakes when filling out their mail-in ballots. However, we must also take steps to prevent duplicate ballots from being filled out by requiring do not forward labels on mail in ballot envelopes that are sent to a wrong address.
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Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee has scheduled its candidates screening meeting March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Due to the continuing Covid-19 requirements on in-person gatherings, this meeting will be held virtually. At the meeting the Committee will be screening candidates to fill the two Borough Council seats that are up for election this November. The BRMC will endorse a Republican candidate for each of these positions.

The names of the endorsed candidates will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Somerset County Republican Organization for inclusion on the ballot in the upcoming June Primary Election. 

“We seek individuals who will diligently work in order to keep our municipal tax burden as low as possible while delivering greater services to the residents.” BRMC Chairman, Karen Gardner said. “We continue to evaluate qualified residents who come forward and are interested in serving our community. ”The BRMC is reaching out to registered Republican Bernardsville residents who are interested in screening for these important positions. If you are interested in screening on March 17, please contact Chairman Karen Gardner at The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee members promote the political philosophy of the Republican Party, assist in the election of qualified Republican candidates for public office, and provide for an active Republican voice in local, county and federal governments.   

For more information, please contact:

Karen Gardner

(908) 766-3763

Update from the NJGOP

Below are some updates from the NJGOP which we wanted to pass on to you:

This week we have seen even more failures come out of the Murphy Administration regarding the vaccine rollout and unemployment.

NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery said:

“A Governor’s number one job is to run the state government effectively, and time and time again we’ve seen Phil Murphy fail at doing so. In what we all hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Murphy has been more focused on legalizing weed than making sure people get their unemployment benefits or are able to schedule a vaccine appointment. While Murphy offers generic platitudes at his press conferences, the people of our state suffer. Our state deserves a governor who puts the basics of his job above his liberal wish list, and the voters of New Jersey will deliver that message this fall.”