Mayor 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
- 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)
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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