Listed below we have our candidates for the upcoming elections this coming fall. This is a great page to learn some more information about them all. These candidates are placed on the ballot for the upcoming Freeholders elections

Also feel free to reach out to each candidate to hear from them personally.

Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson is running for the position of Somerset County Freeholder. From Franklin Township this candidate has the experience in government to be a successful candidate for the position. Robinson has 30 years of leadership and management experience and 16 years of active civic involvement in Franklin Township. She is one of the two candidates recognized by the Bridgewater Democratic Committee.


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Sara Sooy is a member of the Board of Education for Bernardsville. She has been re-elected to this position. The daughter of Bernardsville's mayor, her experience comes from watching her father being a successful leader. Passionate about many issues, Sooy is ready to create change in Somerset County. Currently running for a spot on the Somerset County Freeholder board.

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Bob Menendez is a United States Senator. This senator is backed by this committee and the Somerset County Democrats. First, becoming involved in politics and government when his school system did not have the money to get books for students in the honors program. He led a petition, that later led him to become of the board to deal with corruption and find the money to provide students with the necessary funds. Menendez is passionate about the following issues; Increase economic growth & Wages, Improve health care, reform wall street & protect consumers, Combat climate change & Protect The Jersey Shore and fix our broken immigration system. Click image for the website link.

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     Tom Malinowski was born in communist Poland and grew up in Central Jersey, going to public schools, playing baseball and hockey, and hoping that someday he could give something back to the country that gave him his freedom.  As a kid, he was inspired by his dad, a journalist and his aunt, who served parts of Hunterdon and Morris Counties in the New Jersey Senate. 

      Tom served President Clinton on his National Security Council.  Most recently, he served as an Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and labor under President Obama,

       According to Tom: "Trump may have won an election; I don’t want him to win the argument about who we are as a nation.  We have so much work to do: repeal and replace the Republican tax bill that is so harmful to our district, fight for affordable health care, protect our environment, invest in our infrastructure, advance women’s rights, and defend our democracy at home. I want to make sure that the people of the 7th District are heard and I am committed to listening; in town halls, in the grocery store... this district deserves a Congressman that answers to them."

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