Anthony is currently serving his first term on the Fanwood Council. He serves as chairman of the Council Public Safety Committee, Police Commissioner and sits on the Recreation and Community Services and Health & Senior Services
His twenty-two plus years of service to our community includes (but is not limited to) the following:
Thank you for the consideration and continued support
Anthony “Coach” Carter
I've been a Fanwood resident for 16 years and find this town to be a friendly and fun place to raise a family. My wife Gina and I have two wonderful children--Ethan and Mallory--who keep us on the move. Many people in Fanwood are familiar with Mallory who, at age 9, began selling baked goods outside Parker Greenhouses to raise money for Autism New Jersey in the name of her brother who has autism. Those bake sales have grown into one of Fanwood's signature events, Rockin' for Autism, a daylong rock concert and fundraiser at LaGrande Park that has attracted thousands of people to our town and raised over $35,000 over the years.
Being involved in the planning of Rockin' for Autism put me in touch with the Borough agencies that make that event happen including the Police, Public Works, Recreation and Health Departments, not to mention members of the Borough Council and of course Mayor Mahr. So, it felt like a natural progression when I was approached in late 2018 to join the Council. I was appointed to replace Russ Huegel who resigned to become Borough attorney, then ran unopposed in the June primary. I was formally elected to serve the remainder of Russ' term in November.
I am an industrial designer for Parker 3D in Scotch Plains and have my own graphic design business. I serve on the board of Autism New Jersey and was on the building committee of Temple Sholom. I'm looking forward to continuing my service to the Borough of Fanwood and hope the residents see fit to return me to office in the November 5th general election.