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Township Committee

Mayor James Baldassare, Jr.

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Mr. Baldassare has served on the Township Committee since 01/01/18. He was born and raised in Bernards Township and is a 1987 graduate of Ridge High School. After spending 14 years in California he moved back to Basking Ridge in 2010. He and his wife Tracy, herself a life long resident and also a Ridge High graduate, currently live in town and have six children. All of their children have attended or are still attending Bernards Township Public Schools.

Education: Jim is a United States Marine Corps veteran and attended both Raritan Valley Community College and Northeastern University studying economics. He is a Leadership Somerset 2015 graduate and is a previous small business owner.

Community Services:

  • Assistant coach for the Ridge High School freshman baseball team (2011-2013)
  • Republican Municipal Committeeman, District 8 (2012-2018) – Chairman, Scholarship Committee (2014-2017)
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (2013-2014)
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment (2013-2015, Vice Chairman 2015)
  • Planning Board (2016-2017)

Professional Career: Mr. Baldassare is currently employed in the surety/risk management industry and has served in various capacities for over 30 plus years.

    Committees Serving in 2020:
  • Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Golf Advisory Committee
  • Local Emergency Planning & Flood Mitigation Committee
  • Parks, Pathways & Recreation Liaison
  • Pool Commission
  • Somerset County Solid Waste Advisory
  • Somerset County Wastewater Mgmt. Advisory Committee
  • Shade Tree Commission

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