Candidate Statements

September 12, 2018

In March, I was fortunate enough to be appointed to the Sparta Township Board of Education when a seat was vacated by a sitting board member.  In six-months time, I have sat on the Board while we addressed the budget, calendar, school safety, and Chromebooks.  I have heard arguments for and against ...

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Sussex County Freeholder candidate, Patrick Curreri, Vernon resident since 2012 submitted the following biographical information. Patrick Curreri, 40, has been married to Joe for 16 years with three children.  He has his bachelor’s degree with a focus on Psychology from Montclair State ...

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My name is Dan Chiariello, and I am seeking position on the Sparta Township Council in 2018.  I do so out of a desire to serve this community.  You can learn more about my candidacy at www.facebook.com/dan4sparta . I was born and raised in Sussex County.  My family and I moved to Sparta twenty ...

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My name is Dave Smith and I am running for Sparta Town Council. I have resided in Sparta for over forty-five years. I have been married for forty-two years, have two wonderful and successful daughters, and four grandchildren. I have decided to run for the Council because Sparta has always provided ...

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I am Molly Whilesmith and I running for re-election to ensure continuity in our local government.  Our current team has worked hard to eliminate unnecessary spending and ensure stellar services to our residents.  I will continue to work hard for Spartans to ensure our town remains a great place to ...

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One of a town’s greatest strengths should be its public school system.  It attracts new home buyers, businesses flourish, and property values increase. Most importantly, it educates our children for a lifetime of success in whatever path they choose to follow. I am running for the Sparta Board of ...

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I have dedicated 50 years of my adult life to education.   I have a bachelor’s degree in music education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton.  I taught for 38 years in the public school system in Old Bridge NJ, Mountain Lakes NJ and for 28 of the 38 years in Sparta.  I love teaching as much ...

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When I think about the reason why I was motivated to run for the Sparta Township Board of Education, it really all came down to a simple concept: collaboration. According to the New Jersey School Boards Association, “The function of the school board is not to run the schools, but to see that they ...

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My motivation to serve as a member of the Board of Education comes from a firm belief in the public school system. I believe the board must take input from all groups and weigh all the facts before making a decision. A school board member must build public understanding, support, and ...

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A trustworthy governing body sets expectations and affords everyone an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns. As a member of the council, I will make sure the Township works with local print and online news outlets, and uses social media to make everyone aware of important discussions ...

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My name Dan Chiariello, and I would like to introduce myself to you as a candidate for the Sparta Township Council.  There are a number of goals I would like to achieve if I am fortunate to be elected.  I will present these in brief posts and videos as we get closer to Election Day. I invite you to ...

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