Dear Editor,

We are thrilled to endorse candidate Karen Hilton and her running mates Walter Clarke and Steve Schnall— South Orange 2017 — as they seek to serve on the South Orange Village Board of Trustees.

Walter and Steve have done a tremendous job in helping to cultivate a positive, constructive environment on the board of trustees. We go back a long time in this village and believe us, this is a significant accomplishment. Karen will be a terrific addition. Like her running mates, she values the opinions of others but also knows when to hold her ground. 

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Karen, a committed volunteer in several community arenas, will be a dynamic Village Trustee. She has worked for years to enhance the educational experiences our children through her volunteer work at Marshall, Jefferson, and South Orange Middle Schools. As a member of the South Orange Public Library Board, she provided insightful leadership and dedication. 

Karen is an active listener who invites all to share their ideas and will work to develop creative solutions to address concerns. She will tirelessly serve Villagers and help our town continue on its trajectory as a welcoming town for all.

Together, Karen, Steve, and Walter, will be an effective team for South Orange. I encourage you to vote for all three South Orange 2017 candidates.

Please vote on May 9th in our municipal elections for Line B - Clarke, Hilton and Schnall.

Tracy Carroll and Kenny Vaughan