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PARES - Candi-Date Forum

November 1, 2019: Together, Narda Chisholm-Greene, Carey Smith, and Sharon Tanenbaum Kraus will not be attending the Candi-Date event hosted by PARES and SOMA Action on November 3. 


Posted on 01 Nov 2019, 12:15 - Category: News


South Orange/Maplewood Neighbors

I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education Election.  Your participation in this election is important as our School District embarks on a $160 million dollar facilities and integration plan.

As a father of a young family and a resident of South Orange for 39 years, I have a vested interest in our School District and it’s future.  I want to insure that our School District gives all children a high-quality, safe education that should be expected with our tax dollars.  I also want to insure that all our children and their families have a voice and can be heard.  I will insure that our children and families have a School District that meets their educational, psychological and social needs..

I am a leader.  I will listen.  I am connected to this community.  I have the experience, expertise and the time to serve on the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education.


  • Father of 2 Children (6 and 11 years old)
  • Lehigh University, BA Psychology/Minor in Government
  • Owner of a Small Business since 1999
  • Life Time Member of the South Orange Rescue Squad
  • South Orange 6th District Democrat Committeeman (since 1998)
  • Co-Vice-Chair of South Orange Democrats (2002-2004)
  • Treasurer of the South Orange Democrats (since 2005)
  • New Member of the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad
  •  Leadership Positions at Lehigh University
    • President of the Lehigh University Class of 1995
    • Reunion Chair (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25th Reunions)
    • Lehigh Fund Chair
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 1996
  • EMT Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Lehigh University Student Life Award – 1995

Goals and Priorities

  • Improve Accountability in School District
  • Improve Communication at All Levels of the School District
  • Increase Transparency in School District Decisions
  • Improve School Safety
  • Encourage Community Involvement in Schools
  • Establish Equity in Schools
  • Support Teachers
  • Improve the quality of education with modern approaches, technologies and equipment
  • Encourage Independent and Innovative Thinking

Posted on 23 Oct 2019, 11:38 - Category: News


To the SOMA Justice and PARES Communities:

I, as well as some of my opponents in the 2019 South Orange/Maplewood Board of Education Election, were unable to complete the SOMA Justice and PARES Scorecard for 2019.

I personally was unable to complete the questionnaire, in the very short time-frame that was given, due to various work commitments, the Jewish Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), as well as other election commitments that I had made prior to getting the questionnaire.  Answering the questionnaire within the short time-frame allotted would not have enabled me to adequately convey my thoughts and  opinions.

I, as well as a few of my fellow candidates, remain dedicated to this community, to the school district as well as to our students.

My views on all the issues can be heard and have been heard at the debates/forums that have already occurred or that will occur in the very near future.  I will be attending your event which is scheduled for November 3rd where I will express my thoughts and views regarding the issues that this community holds dear to their hearts.


Carey P Smith


Posted on 23 Oct 2019, 11:35 - Category: News


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