Bedminster Democrat Mary Saraco
Honored at Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner
Congratulations to Mary Saraco, nominee from Bedminster, honored at the Somerset County's annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on October 21, 2019.
Although Mary was raised by parents who were life-long Democrats, she was not active in local politics until after the 2016 election. Appalled by the election results, Mary began attending Saturday morning protests at the Bedminster free-speech zone and joined the Bedminster Democratic Committee. Ever since, she has been busy walking with candidates, making phone calls, working on the Vote By Mail campaign, and helping with environmental events.
While a mother of two young children, Mary attended evening classes at William Paterson University where she received her bachelor's degree and Montclair State University where she received her master's degree. She was an educator in NJ public schools for 34 years and was a member of New Jersey Education Association and Morris County Association of Principals and Supervisors.
After retiring from the public schools in 2004, Mary became an adjunct instructor at Raritan Valley Community College where she taught English for 14 years until retirement in 2017. She has also been a yoga instructor since 2005 and currently teaches yoga at the Cancer Support Community in Bedminster. Additionally, Mary volunteers at the Giving Network in Somerville and is a member of Citizens Climate Lobby.
We honor you, we thank you, we applaud you Mary!