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On the Issues

Both Joe Esposito and John Surano identify fiscal responsibility and accountability, greater transparency in local government, public safety, fighting the burdensome affordable housing mandates from Trenton, and preserving open space as their main priorities if elected to the Bernards Township Committee in November.


  • Hold the line on local property taxes, without adding debt, while those in Trenton continue to spend our tax dollars with no accountability.
  • Focus on long-term strategic financial planning to ensure local services are maintained at low cost to taxpayers.


  • Provide inclusive and transparent government so that our elected officials are held accountable for all actions and decisions. Focus on supporting the issues that matter most to residents, not those of special interest groups with private agendas.
  • Foster a productive and respectful relationship between the Township Committee and residents, and ensure local government promotes an inclusive environment for the township’s diverse community.



  • Work with our state elected officials to fight the unrealistic New Jersey Affordable Housing Mandates directed at Bernards Township by bureaucrats in Trenton. These mandates are dividing our neighbors, overcrowding our community, decreasing our property values, and overburdening our infrastructure and schools.


  • Work with local, county, state, and federal law enforcement and public safety officials to keep Bernards Township neighborhoods, schools and businesses safe and secure. Promote programs that help seniors identify and avoid consumer fraud, keep children safe, and combat use of illegal drugs.
  • Address the heroin and opioid drug epidemic and raise awareness among the community regarding abuse, addiction, and recovery services.




  • Continue to preserve our parks and open space, and build upon the hard work of our current Township Committee and the Somerset County Freeholder Board to add to our 700 acres of open space in Bernards.

Paid for by Esposito & Surano for Bernards Township Committee, Kathleen I. Piedici, Treasurer, P.O. Pox 195, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920
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