Randolph, NJ-  – Deputy Mayor Joanne Veech, Mayor Chris Carey and Councilman Lance Tkacs announced  they are seeking re-election to the Randolph Township Council.  The three are running for re-election based on their experience, proven track record, and their desire to keep Randolph moving forward.  Some key accomplishments of the Township Council during their tenure include:

  • No increase in municipal taxes for the past 4 years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • AAA bond rating assigned to the Township by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, acknowledging Randolph’s conservative fiscal management, strong financial policies, prudent management of reserve funds and low debt
  • Provided a wide-range of exceptional municipal services for residents and businesses
  • Award-winning Parks and Recreation programs
  • Parks Master Plan and Trails Master Plan completed resulting in development of Veterans Community Park, trails expansion and blazing, a new turf field at Freedom Park, improvements to Randolph Lake, renovations to Brundage Park Playhouse and new field lighting
  • Expanded investment in security at public events and township emergency services
  • Continued aggressive investment in support of Randolph’s physical infrastructure, facilities, roads, sewer and water services 
  • Negotiated multiple shared services agreements with surrounding communities and the Randolph Board of Education, providing efficiencies and cost savings
  • Expanded township communications capabilities through emergency notification system, social media and an award-winning municipal website
  • Expanded curbside leaf collection
  • Hosted various community events and partnered with service organizations to foster and enhance community involvement

Joanne Veech, Deputy Mayor, stated, “The Council works so well together, ensuring Randolph is moving forward in a fiscally responsible way. I have brought many new ideas including the creation of a Community Garden, an initiative to welcome new residents to Randolph, outreach to local realtors to promote Randolph to prospective buyers, and development of a highly detailed trails map.”

In discussing her decision to seek re-election, Mayor Chris Carey stated, “Randolph Township has been a wonderful place to live and raise my family.  I am proud to serve the community as a member of the Randolph Council and am very committed to continuing my service to keep Randolph moving forward.”  

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Councilman Lance Tkacs added that it has been an honor for him to serve on Randolph Council for the last three years.  “Each member brings a unique set of strengths and talents, that together, creates a truly special team.”   “We are dedicated to maintaining a high level of service to our residents, while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers.”    

Joanne Veech

  • Current Deputy Mayor
  • Former Randolph Township Mayor 2015
  • Randolph Councilwoman since 2011
  • Served on Randolph township committees, commissions and boards: Economic Development, Planning, Traffic Advisory, Parks, Recreation, Environmental, Wildlife, Community Service, Board of Health and past Randolph Library Board Trustee
  • Commissioner on Board of Adjustment for over a decade
  • Chaired Randolph's Traffic Advisory Committee, initiated high school parent and teen driver safety program
  • Awarded top NJ State Service Award
  • Director, PwC for over 32 years
  • Fairleigh Dickinson graduate with BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance
  • Randolph resident for over 25 years, husband and 2 children

Chris Carey

·       Current Mayor of Randolph

·       Previously served as Mayor in 2017, Deputy Mayor in 2016 and 2019

·       Randolph Councilwoman since 2013

·       Served on Randolph Township Committees: Parks Committee, Recreation Committee, Board of Adjustment, Library Board of Trustees, Municipal Alliance Committee, Economic Development Committee, Environmental Committee, Planning Board

·       Randolph Board of Education, 2002-2011, President 2004-2008

·       Friends of Jersey Battered Women’s Services, 1994-2000

·       University of Pittsburgh, SUNY/Buffalo, BS in Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy

·       Golden Gate University, Juris Doctor

·       Vice President at WebMD

·       Member of Resurrection Parish

·       Resident of Randolph for 28 years, husband and 3 children


Lance Tkacs

·       Current Councilman

·       Trustee, County College of Morris

·       Randolph Planning Board Commissioner

·       Member of the Randolph Economic Development Committee

·       Past community involvement includes, coaching recreational sports, Traffic Advisory committee, Red Cross Board Member

·       Director of Operations at Protameen Chemicals Inc.

·       BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from New Jersey Institute of Technology

·       Member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church

·       Randolph resident for 22 years, wife and 3 children