About the Harding Democrats

Like Democrats across the nation, Harding Township Democrats have been re-energized at the grass roots level by the election of Donald Trump.  Harding Democrats took part in the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017 and have been active in organizing and supporting democratic candidates in Harding and Morris County.


Amanda Richardson serves as Harding Township Democratic Chair, and Mark Magyar as Vice-Chair. You can reach us by email at hardingdems@gmail.com or by posting to our Harding Township Democrats Facebook page.

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Amanda Richardson is the Harding Democratic chair.  Amanda moved to Harding Township when she was three years old.  She attended Far Brook School in Short Hills and Pingry School in Martinsville for elementary and high school, then moved to Massachusetts where she graduated with a BA in English from Amherst College.

After college, her interest in social justice, public service, and environmental issues inspired her to intern at the Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C., and then to earn a JD from Columbia Law School.  After law school, Amanda moved to Seattle and then to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in international development.  She has since returned home to Harding and has cofounded a nonprofit focused on advancing women’s rights to land and natural resources.

Amanda has long wished for a chance to vote for a Democratic candidate for town council and is excited for the opportunity to contribute to the public discourse about issues that affect all Harding residents.

Mark Magyar, the Harding Democratic vice-chair, serves as policy director for the New Jersey Senate Democrats.  A former Statehouse reporter, he also served as deputy policy chief for Governor Whitman and policy director for the independent Daggett campaign for governor, and taught Labor Studies at Rutgers University.