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Introducing the Newly Elected BTRMC Exec Board

The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (RMC) is proud to announce our new Executive Board with the following officers elected at our reorganization meeting:

Chair – Scott Mitzner

Vice-Chair - Dr. Shilpa Clott

Treasurer – Lisa Baumann

Recording Secretary – Dorothy Dobbie

Corresponding Secretary – Dr. Jane Zhang

Chairman Mitzner stated, “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with all of the

amazing members on this Exec Committee. They truly represent all that is great about Bernards Township and the incredible diversity within our community and within our Party.”

Chair Scott Mitzner has been a resident of Bernards since 1997 and he and his wife Renee

raised both their children here through the Bernards Township school system. Scott has been

heavily involved in all aspects of Bernards Township for decades while also maintaining his own private law practice and serving as Public Defender for over 20 municipalities.

Vice-Chair Dr. Shilpa Clott has been a Bernards resident with her husband Dr. Matthew Clott for 22 years and their 3 children have all attended Bernards’ public schools. Shilpa is a board

certified Ob/Gyn with over 25 years experience and is currently Vice-Chair of Ob/Gyn at

RWJUH-Somerset Medical Center, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor at RWJ Medical

School. She also serves on the Bernards Township Board of Health.

Treasurer Lisa Baumann has resided in Bernards Township for seven years with her husband

Gary, a Township Committeeman, and two stepsons. She worked in commercial real estate

development for 16 years, but left to focus on raising the boys. She previously served on the

Executive Committee as Recording Secretary and is also in her fourth year on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Recording Secretary Dorothy Dobbie has lived in Bernards Township for 21 years with her

husband Brian and 2 daughters. Dorothy has worked with a family-owned business in Liberty

Corner for nearly 20 years. Dorothy has also served on the Board of the Ridge Marching Band and has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for over 18 years and the critical role of Service Unit Cookie Manager for 5 years.

Corresponding Secretary Dr. Jane Zhang has lived in Bernards with her husband John for over 25 years and their 2 sons attended Bernards’ public schools. Jane is the founder and President of the Bernards Chinese American Association, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hills Highland Master Association, and has served on the Bernards Library Board of Trustees. Jane has a PhD in Chemistry and has worked as a professor, a research scientist and as Chairperson of the Employee Resource Group at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (RMC) continues to welcome new

members throughout Bernards Township. In addition to serving as an official municipal

committee member, residents can also volunteer for other valuable, fulfilling and critical roles.

To get involved, or to learn who your municipal committee members are, please visit or email Chairman Scott Mitzner directly at


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