Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) works to select and
elect fiscally responsible leaders who focus on keeping our community
a safe and welcoming place to live.

What is our philosophy?

  • A smaller, more efficient government

  • Lower, more reasonable taxes across the board for all citizens and businesses

  • Preserving the quality of life for all of our residents

  • Equal and inclusive opportunities

2018-20 BTRMC Executive Committee

Richard Bianchi

Rich is a long time active resident of Bernards Township.  He has served on the BTRMC since 2009 and was elected Chairman in 2018.  He also ran the youth lacrosse program for 6 years.  He holds a degree in Engineering from Rutgers, a MBA from NYU, and is currently working in finance. He is married to Carol and they have four children. 

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Kathleen "Kippy" Piedici
Vice Chair

Kippy is a 23 year resident of Bernards Township and an RMC member since 2013. She is a Trustee of the Bernards Township Library, Chair of the Planning Board, Second Vice-President of the NJ Library Trustees Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the NJ Planning Officials. She holds degrees from Manhattanville College, the University of Michigan, Rutgers.

Nancy Ferreira

Nancy has been a member of the BTRMC and the Executive Committee since 2016.  She has been a resident of Bernards Township for 30 years.  Nancy is a realtor at Keller Williams Towne Square Realty and has a background in accounting, risk management, and insurance.

Richard Huckins
Recording Secretary

Richard is a 20 year resident of Bernards Township. He has 20-plus years’ experience in business management and leadership in pharmaceutical communications and 12 years’ managing site investigations/clean-ups as an environmental consultant. He has a long record of service to Bernards Township as a member and Chair of the Open Space Committee, and as a Planning Board member.

Tom Grady
Corresponding Secretary

Tom has been a resident of Bernards Township since 2009. He has a background in government relations, non-profit management, and public policy. Tom has been a member of the Committee since 2013 and a member of the executive committee since 2014. 

2018-20 BTRMC Members


In Bernards Township there are 24 voting districts. Each of these voting districts elects two representatives (a man and a woman) to serve on the Republican Municipal Committee (RMC). These representatives are the body that identifies, endorses, and supports candidates for local office including the Bernards Township Committee. The  RMC representatives’ role is to represent your best interests and bring your concerns forward. 


Your RMC Representatives fulfill this role by:​

  • ​Participating in monthly BTRMC meetings

  • Supporting Republican candidates for Bernards Township Committee, by engaging with the community through campaign events, meet and greets, and discussing issues that impact our community 

  • Serving as a poll challenger at local elections

  • Terms are two years in length. 

District 1: Jennifer Asay & Derek Asay

District 2: Thomas Taveroni

District 3: Lauren Carpenter & John Carpenter

District 4: Chrystie Brull & Jack Brull

District 5: Michael Storms

District 6: Patricia Crane & John Crane

District 7: Carolyn Gaziano & Dan Eorio

District 8: Cassidy Fazio 

District 9: Carol Bianchi

District 10: Paul Axt & Richard Hukins

District 11: Debra Esposito & Paul Humbert

District 12: Kevin Orr


District 13: Kathleen Piedici & Tom Grady

District 14: Christina "Tina" DelGiorno & Gerard Elson

District 15: Nancy Ferreira

District 16: Janice Fields & Barry Fields

District 17: Vivian Pagoulatos & James LaMaire

District 18: Mary Jane Postal

District 19: Patsy Ragonese

District 20: Alice Smyk & David Tancredi

District 21: Leslie Minsch & Nick Yu

District 22: Leslie Workman & Karl Kraus 

District 23: Daniel Claps

District 24: Laurie Albee & Michael Dolgonos


There are currently openings in several Districts. Please contact the BTRMC Corresponding Secretary, Thomas Grady if interested at BTRMC.correspondence@mail.com


Not sure of your District? Follow this link to the New Jersey Division of Elections

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