EDITORIAL: Somerset Hills local endorsements

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, voters in Bernardsville, Bernards Township, Bedminster Township and Far Hills will decide election contests for municipal and school board positions.

In Bedminster Township, we support the re-election bids of Republican incumbents Larry Jacobs and Renee Mareski.

While their Democratic challengers bring intriguing international credentials and solid business backgrounds to the race, the incumbents have proven to be dedicated volunteers who understand the complexities of governing, particularly the unique challenges faced by Bedminster regarding the state’s demanding and often confusing affordable housing laws and regulations.

In addition, they have led a team that’s preparing for future challenges, including the possible loss of AT&T, the township’s largest commercial tenant, and addressed lingering issues facing residents of The Hills such as utilities problems.

The Republicans have also shown responsiveness to the community’s needs during times of crisis, including the pandemic, the tragic loss of a local police sergeant to COVID-19 and a devastating fire in The Hills development. They have earned re-election.

Editor’s Note: The entire article with endorsements for neighboring towns appears in The Bernardsville News.

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