As Somerset County Clerk, Brett A. Radi is responsible for a variety of services. These services include recording land records and related legal documents that deal with land situated in Somerset County, administering oaths to notaries public, processing passport applications, and issuing veterans’ peddlers licenses. He is also responsible for filing military discharges and sub-division maps. Additionally, the County Clerk holds many election responsibilities. These include receiving petitions, issuing Mail-In ballots, tabulating elections returns, and issuing certificates of election as well as designing sample ballots, machine ballots and Mail-In ballots.

Brett A. Radi was elected to serve as Somerset County Clerk in 2003 and re-elected in 2008 and again in 2013. Prior to that, he served as Deputy County Clerk from 1993 through 2002 under then County Clerk R Peter Widin. His government experience extends back to 1988 when he served as Hillsborough Township Municipal Clerk, a position he held through 1991. He then was appointed to serve as the Hillsborough Township Administrator in 1992.

Brett has a long history of public service. He was a member of the Hillsborough Township Committee from 1995 thru 1998 serving as Deputy Mayor in 1996 and Mayor in 1997 & 1998. He was the Police Commissioner in 1995 and served on the Hillsborough Township Planning Board in 1997-1998. He served as the Hillsborough Township Committee Liaison to the Youth Services Commission from 1995-1998 and the Cultural and Arts Commission from 1997-1998. He currently is a member of the Somerset County Improvement Authority.

Brett is also a former member of the Hillsborough Township Postal Advisory, the Hillsborough Township Project Graduation Committee, as well as a former Republican County Committeeman for District 23 in Hillsborough. He is a past President of the New Jersey Association of Counties, a member of the Municipal Clerk’s Association of Somerset County, a member of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, and an Associate member of the Somerset County Federation of Republican Women.

Brett is a lifelong Somerset County resident. He currently resides in Somerville with his wife Kimberly and their two children. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Albright College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University.


For further information, call the Somerset County Clerk's Office at (908) 231-7013