Run ATNJ! 2018

We at Action Together New Jersey are proud of ATNJ members who have decided to run for public office. Their dedication to serving their communities is inspiring!

Municipal Candidates

Angela Bardoe

Angela Bardoe

Pittsgrove Township Committee

Angela Bardoe is an educational interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing and mother of two adult sons. Over the course of her career, she has had the distinct honor of interpreting for Governor Murphy, President Obama, President Clinton and Vice President Gore. She believes that everyone is entitled to social justice, economic opportunity and is a staunch supporter of environmental protections. She is running for Pittsgrove Township Committee to ensure that all residents have the best quality of life possible.

Kerry Douglas

Kerry Douglas

Eastampton Township Board of Education

Kerry is a business owner, freelance writer, PTA treasurer, and mom of an Eastampton student. My focus is on Communication and Information between the BOE and parents, residents, and other political entities.

Carlo Favretto Jr.

Carlo Favretto Jr.

Buena Vista Township Committee

I’m a 2008 Graduate of Buena Regional High School; 2010 Graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College A.A. History; and 2012 Graduate of Rowan University B.A. in History. Currently, I’m an Adjunct Professor of History at Atlantic Cape Community College and a Manager of Villa Fazzolari Restaurant in Buena, N.J. Throughout my life I’ve always wanted to get involved in politics to make a difference in my community, which is why I seek to start at the Municipal Level.

Brenda Grant

Brenda Grant

Mendham Township Committee

Brenda Grant is a lawyer, a parent, a business owner, and long term resident of Mendham Twp. NJ. I am running for Twp. Committee on a platform of responsible use of our tax dollars, responsible management of the Twp.’s infrastructure of roads, fields, playground, and buildings, as a friend to the schools and families of Mendham and law enforcement. I would work to bring local government to the citizens of Mendham with transparency and communication. My ultimate goal is to make sure that Mendham has a healthy social, environmental, monetary, and business environment for its residents.

Asiyah Kurtz

Asiyah Kurtz

Haddon Heights Borough Council

Asiyah Kurtz and her husband, Josh, moved to Haddon Heights from Memphis, Tennessee in 2016 with their three children, Elliot (13), Liv (10) and Joel (4). She is a supporter of Haddon Heights businesses and public schools and advocates for safe passage of pedestrians navigating those routes.

As a trained anthropologist with 20 years of experience leading human resources teams and city development projects, Asiyah cares deeply about identifying and sustaining the assets that make a community unique.

She understands that a vibrant community is accessible for all of its residents and wants to use her experiences and skills on the Council towards a more inclusive and diverse Haddon Heights.

Tara Olivo-Moore

Tara Olivo-Moore

Morris Township Committee

Tara is a family nurse practitioner and former emergency nurse whose daughter helped organize the March for Our Lives and Town Hall for Our lives. I’m running to bring a health and safety perspective to township committee.

Leanna Mullen

Leanna Mullen

Mullica Township Committee

Leanna Mullen works in a local school district while pursuing her doctoral degree. Inspired to run in 2017, she has been active in her local community. She was selected to serve on the Environmental Commission and leads as Municipal Chair for Mullica Township. Her goals include expanding business opportunities while preserving the Pinelands we call home.

County Candidates

Barbara Butterhof-Rheault

Barbara Butterhof-Rheault

At;antic County Freeholder District 5

Barbara Butterhof-Rheault is a 20-year Science and Enrichment Teacher, and also is an NJEA Union Leader at the local, county, and state level. She has served in many Leader/volunteer capacities, with a long track record of dedicated community service. Butterhof-Rheault is the lone Democrat serving on the Mullica Township Committee, and presently serves on the Mullica Township Environmental Commission and as a Democrat on her municipal committee.

Maureen Leidy

Maureen Leidy

Atlantic County Freeholder, 2nd district

This is the first time I’ve ever run for office. I want to bring a new voice, new vision and new leadership to the county. I am the mother of 4 and grand mom to 7. I also have a daughter in recovery so the heroin problem is near to my heart. I also previously volunteered as a domestic violence advocate and want to give a voice to women who have no one to speak for them.

Democratic County Committee

Leanne Grundel

Leanne Grundel

Burlington County Committee - Delran Township

Leanne Grundel is looking forward to the opportunity to serve her community and to listen to township residents about what they’d like to see change in our schools and throughout the rest of our community.