Chris Carey - Candidate for Re-Election to Randolph Township Council
My name is Chris Carey and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Township Council. I would like to tell you a little bit about my background and qualifications.
You may recognize my name because I am currently proudly serving as the Mayor of Randolph. I was first elected to the Randolph Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. I also had the honor to serve as Mayor of Randolph in 2017.
My family and I have lived in Randolph for 28 years, having moved here in 1992 along with my husband, Frank, and our daughter, Kelsey, who was two at the time. My two sons, Nick and Joey, were born a few years later. I thoroughly enjoy living in Randolph and raising my family here. It is a wonderful place to call home.
I am a long-time community volunteer who began my volunteer service in Randolph shortly after moving here when the Township Council appointed me to the Library Board of Trustees in 1994. I went on to serve as a trustee on the Library Board for 10 years and as president of the board for three of those years. During my tenure, the library developed a long-term plan to better serve the evolving needs of the Randolph community and to stay ahead of the rapid advances in technology. The Board also recognized the need for expanded space and programming for the growing population of children in Randolph and I chaired the project to expand the children’s area of the library, which has since served many Randolph children.
As my children entered the Randolph school system, I started volunteering in their schools. I served as President of the Center Grove PTA and then the President of the Randolph PTA Council. In 2002, I was elected to the Randolph Board of Education and was re-elected in 2005 and again in 2008. During those 9 years on the Board of Education, I served 4 terms as President and oversaw the successful passage of a referendum that brought a much-needed expansion to the high school and many improvements to the other 5 school buildings. It was also a time of significant change and many new programs and initiatives were introduced to keep our schools moving forward and to provide Randolph students with the tools they need for success. In recognition of my service on the Board of Education, the Randolph Education Foundation awarded me with a Randolph Rock Star Award.
I have also served on several Randolph Township Boards and Committees, including the Board of Adjustment, Recreation Committee, Planning Board, Parks Committee, Economic Development Committee and the Municipal Alliance Committee. I have also been a volunteer for the Jersey Battered Women’s Services hotline and a member of their Friends group where I served as President for 2 years. I’m an active member of Resurrection Parish in Randolph where I had the pleasure of teaching religious education for elementary, middle and high school students for over a decade.
My education background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York and a law degree from Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.
After working as a pharmacist in a cancer unit in a Pittsburgh hospital, I began a career in the pharmaceutical industry, where I worked for many years holding various positions of increasing responsibility. Since 2007, I have worked for WebMD, where I am a Vice President of the Medscape Oncology business.
My extensive experience in serving on many different committees and in multiple organizations in Randolph has allowed me to meet many residents and has provided me with in-depth knowledge of the community and insights into what Randolph residents value and expect in our community.
I ask for your support to re-elect me to the Randolph Township Council so I can continue to serve our community and keep Randolph moving forward.