Committeeman James Baldassare, Jr.
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
Jim’s community experience includes:
- Assistant coach for the Ridge High School freshman baseball team (2011-2013)
- Republican Municipal Committeeman, District 8 (2012-present) – Chairman, Scholarship Committee
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (2013-2014)
- Zoning Board of Adjustment (2013-2015, Vice Chairman 2015)
- Planning Board (2016-2017)
Professional Career: He currently works as an Executive
Underwriter for Crum & Forster’s Surety Division and has been employed in the
surety industry in various capacities over the last 25 plus years.
Committees Serving in 2018:
- Agricultural Advisory Committee
- Board of Education Liaison
- Board of Health
- Insurance Fund Committee
- Zoning Board Liaison
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