COVID-19 Update from Leader Bramnick

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick sent out an update with some items we wanted to pass on.

First, he noted that hospitals and front line medical personnel continue to be very concerned about the shortages of protective equipment. If you would like to donate or know of sources of any of the below items please e-mail him at

– Masks
– Respirators
– Gloves and Gowns
– Safety Goggles or Glasses
– Head Covers

He also passed on the following video marking the first even NJ Assembly virtual voting session:

NJ Assembly Virtual Voting Session

Finally he passed on this important information on preventing COVID-19 in NJ:


We are all in this together

With so much information and disinformation coming from the media today about the  coronavirus public health emergency (COVID-19), I would like to reach out to all and remind everyone that we are all in this together. As small as Bernardsville is, we have a global reach. We travel, go to school and college, meet people, young and old, but we are all tied together in a common bond, our humanity. When a situation of this gravity and magnitude comes along, we show our true humanity by looking after one another, taking common sense approaches to maintain our health and be mindful of the vulnerable in our neighborhoods.

This is no time for panic, but time to carefully and thoughtfully plan our way forward over the coming weeks and months. Personally, I am an optimist, and believe this too shall pass. We in America are blessed with the best healthcare system and medical research and development on the planet. By working together, checking on our neighbors especially our elderly and infirm, we will come through this “crisis” stronger and more resilient. The TV and internet coverage is confusing at best. I encourage everyone to educate themselves and check out the latest information on the COVID-19
outbreak on . This CDC site is recommended as the ‘go-to’
government information center for the public. Staying informed is the best medicine right now.

Change is always unsettling and scary. For some of us, we are working from home, kids are not attending school and our life has changed in ways we would not have imagined just a few short months ago. I am inspired by an article shared by Chester Township Mayor Marcia Asdal entitled “This Can Be Our Finest Hour” at . I hope you will be too.

Finally, it is important to support the immense efforts by President Trump, his Administration and the special Coronavirus Task Force to contain the outbreak and ultimately find a vaccine and treatment.

Stay safe, stay positive and stay informed. We are all in this together!

Karen Gardner
Chairman, Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee

Weekly updates from Kean for Congress

If you don’t subscribe already to Senator Tom Kean’s weekly updates on his Congressional Campaign, we really encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to stay informed of events, policy updates and the political landscape.  You can sign up directly on his website by clicking here.

One event you might be interested in is his Annual Chili & Craft Beer Tasting this Tuesday, February 25th at 6pm. You can find out more information about the event, and how to get tickets here.

We will try to keep you informed of Senator Kean’s campaign and other Republican campaigns as information comes out from them between now and election day!

Assemblyman Bramnick Op-ed from NJ League of Municipalities

We are reprinting this op-ed which Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick sent to us, which was featured in the New Jersey League of Municipalities:

Op-Ed: Solving New Jersey’s Tax Problem

By Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

To start the new decade I hope that tax relief, rather than tax hikes – of which there were $3 billion over the past two years – will take precedence. Recently released IRS data shows that $3.2 billion of income moved out of the state last year. That brings the total to $28 billion of lost income since 2005. New Jersey can’t afford to wait. The time to act is now.

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BRMC sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date for March 11

Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee Sets Candidate Screening Meeting Date

Bernardsville, NJ; February 10, 2020—

The Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee has scheduled its candidates screening meeting March 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the BHS Community Room. 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 Republican candidates for each of these positions.

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Legislative update from Senator Bucco

Senator Anthony Bucco, Jr. provided a number of really interesting updates in his newsletter this week. If you do not subscribe, we suggest you do – and you can sign up by clicking here.

Also, you can view his Legislative update by clicking this link, which has stories on his work for affordable energy for residents, his success on getting the “seeing-eye dog” named as our official State dog, his work to help our Veterans, and more.