Author: Michael Ritchie

Michael is a life-long New Jersey resident born at John F Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Turnersville in 1982. For over a decade, Michael has dedicated his life to pushing forward the boundaries of science and medicine. Michael graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rowan University where he double-majored in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry. He then went on to pursue a doctorate in Biochemistry from Temple University School of Medicine. It was during his time at Temple that he realized his passion for public service and was successfully elected as a councilman for the borough of Oaklyn, NJ in 2010. During his time as councilman, Michael served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the borough, where he utilized his acute sense of critical thinking and problem solving abilities to govern. After receiving his doctorate, Michael and his wife moved to Boston, Massachusetts where Michael completed a fellowship in Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. In the summer of 2013, Michael and his wife moved back to New Jersey. Michael now performs oncology research and discovery at a Fortune100 pharmaceutical company and is pursuing an M.B.A at New York University Stern School of Business.

Waldwick Works for Taxpayers

By Michael Ritchie | The Save Jersey Blog It’s not every day that you hear about a municipality, city or borough passing a municipal budget with a 0% tax increase, Save Jersyans; it’s even more rare to see this happen in the same Read More

Bergen Lowers Contribution Limits

By Michael Ritchie | The Save Jersey Blog An under-reported but significant development from last week could play into this year’s Bergen countywide election calculus, Save Jerseyans. In May of 2013, the Bergen County Freeholder Board approved a measure by a 6-1 vote Read More

BCRO Lincoln Day Wrap

By Michael Ritchie | The Save Jersey Blog The Bergen County Republican Committee hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner last evening, Save Jerseyans, and your favorite Bergen County Save Jersey bloggers were in attendance. The event was extremely well attended, without a single Read More