We want to start by thanking all of you who voted in the recent election. We are thrilled that Amalia Duarte easily won re-election, and in even more exciting news, by a few hundred votes, Mendham Township voters chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to lead our nation. (By contrast, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Mendham Township by about 200 votes in 2016). This is a testament to your hard work and support.
As we move into the holiday season, we want to take a moment to reflect on all the work done in Mendham over the past four years. At this time four years ago, the Mendham Township Democratic Committee consisted of one person with no formal organization or membership. Today, we stand several hundred strong and growing. Mendham can no longer be called a solidly Red town. We are Purple, and thanks to all of you, moving ever closer to Blue. We hope you’ll continue on this journey with us. While we have much to celebrate, losses at the state level show we still have a lot of work to do. Onward we go.
But for the moment, take a moment to breathe. Really breathe – perhaps for the first time in four years. Enjoy your family and friends, but also be safe. We must remember that we are still in a pandemic, and mask wearing, social distancing, and rigorous hand washing will remain our best defense to avoid spreading COVID-19 to the people we love. We want you all to be with us long after the holiday season.
We’ll be in touch in the New Year with more news about how to get involved. In the meantime, please enjoy a safe and festive holiday season.