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The Races:

District 20
State Senate
- Linda Gagliano (R)
- Ray Lesniak (D)
General Assembly
- Neil Cohen (D)
- Joseph Cryan (D)
District 21
State Senate
- Tom Kean Jr. (R)
- Gina Genovese (D)
General Assembly
- Jon Bramnick (R)
- Eric Munoz (R)
- Norman Albert (D)
- Bruce Bergen (D)
- Ryan Reyes (G)
- George DeCarlo (G)
District 22
State Senate
- Rose McConnell (R)
- Nicholas Scutari (D)
General Assembly
- Bryan DesRochers (R)
- Robert Gatto (R)
- Jerry Green (D)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- John Russitano Jr. (R)
- Robert Reilly (R)
- Daniel Sullivan (D)
- Bette Jane Kowalski (D)
- Rayland Van Blake (D)
- Adrian Mapp
- Becky McHugh
- George O'Grady
County Sheriff
- Peter Lijoii (R)
- Ralph Froehlich (D)
- Charles Mitchell Sr.
Westfield Council
First Ward
- Frank Arena (R)
- Ross Katz (D)
Second Ward
- Jo Ann Neylan (R)
- Bruce Regenstreich (D)
Third Ward
- Mark Ciarrocca (R)
- Matt Sontz (D)
Fourth Ward
- James Foerst (R)
- Lenore Scurry (D)
Fanwood Mayor
- Colleen Mahr (D)
Fanwood Council
- Anthony Parenti (R)
- Joel Stroz (R)
- Katherine Mitchell (D)
- William Populus (D)
Garwood Council
- Anthony Sytko (R)
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Charles Lombardo (D)
- Stephen Napolitano (D)
Mountainside Mayor
- Robert Viglianti (R)
Mountainside Council
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Jeffrey Wass (R)
goleader.com Election Coverage 2007 
District 21: General Assembly
Bruce Bergen
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Info
Email: bhb@ksbblaw.com

Candidate Information

Professional Background: Mr. Bergen is an attorney with Krevsky, Silber & Bergen in Cranford.  He is serving his 14th term as township attorney for the Township of Springfield.

Education: Mr. Bergen is a 1973 graduate from Cranford High School.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 1977 and his J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law in 1980.  In 2005, he was awarded a Diplomate in Local Government Law by Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys.

Family Life: Mr. Bergen and his wife, Jodi, have lived with their two children, Stefanie and Ross, in Springfield for the past 21 years.  Stefanie is a college student, and Ross is a junior at Jonathan Dayton High School.

Government Experience: While he has not held an elective office, Mr. Bergen has been involved with local government for many years. In addition to serving as the Springfield township attorney, he has previously served as attorney to the Springfield Board of Health and the Springfield Rent Leveling Board.

Clubs and Organizations: Mr. Bergen is a longtime member and twice past-president of the Cranford Rotary Club. He also served for many years as the President of the Union County Legal Services Corp. and currently is vice president of Central Jersey Legal Services (combined from Union, Mercer and Middlesex counties).  Mr. Bergen also serves as an Associate Editor of the Municipal Law Review, published by the ILGA.

Major Campaign Issues:  As a long-time local government official, it is clear that the most urgent issue facing New Jersey continues to be local property taxes.  While there was substantial progress made during the past year, we must continue to find progressive methods of funding our local governments and schools, while keeping in mind that it is our seniors on fixed incomes, renters and middle-class families that bear the brunt of this problem, and therefore it is those persons, not the wealthy, on whom relief must be focused.

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