PRESS RELEASE: Bedminster GOP Endorses Stevinson and Fernandez for Township Committee

Township Committeeman Doug Stevinson and Gina Fernandez

The Bedminster Republican Municipal Committee is proud to announce their candidates for the Bedminster Township Committee for 2019.  Township Committeeman, Doug Stevinson, is running for a second, three-year term.  Mr. Stevinson has made the municipal budget and quality of life issues the hallmarks of his tenure on the committee.  He led the effort to create a very popular dog park in River Road Park; he is monitoring improvements to Pluckemin Park senior neighborhood and will soon announce the 2019 Municipal Budget, which will again come in under the rate of inflation.  Mr. Stevinson, his wife and Board of Education member, Suzie, and their three children live on Ski Hill Drive.

Gina Fernandez is a leader in the community, a teacher in Union Township, and the mother of three.  She and her husband, Gus, have been residents of the township since 2006, first residing in the Parkside neighborhood in the Hills before moving to Deer Haven Road..  Ms. Fernandez has an impressive record of service to Bedminster, serving as PTO Vice President and Co-Chair for three years for the PTO Spring Fling raising over $100,000 for the Bedminster School.  For 12 years she was a Girl Scout Leader and on the steering committee that ran “Project Graduation” for Bernards High School in 2018.  Founder of the Hispanic Heritage Club of Union NJ, Ms. Fernandez vows to keep property taxes low, preserve open space, and uphold our tight-knit community.

Committeewoman Staci Santucci advised the RMC that she would not be seeking re-election to a 3rd term in 2019 due to increased work commitments. She noted that “It is a privilege to serve Bedminster and I am very grateful for your continued support and camaraderie.  We all know Bedminster Township is an extremely special place to live and I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve our residents and I thank you all for that.”  Committeewoman Santucci stated that she fully supports the RMC’s nominations and wishes Doug and Gina success. 

Bedminster RMC Chair Steve Parker said, “We are fortunate to have two highly qualified candidates, Doug is a proven leader and Gina brings some great new energy to the ticket.  She has big shoes to fill replacing Staci Santucci, but I believe we have a good team to lead Bedminster into the future.”

The Republican Primary Election is June 4th.

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