Anthony Carter for Council

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:

  • Recreation Commissioner
  • Current Commissioner of the Scotch Plains Recreation Summer Basketball League
  • Served on the Board of the Fanwood Youth Organization (FYO) Baseball League
  • Served as a coach for both the FYO and SPRSBL Baseball Leagues
  • Guided our 9U travel team to the first Rahway Tournament Championship in the 50-year history of FYO Baseball
  • Served as a football coach and public address announcer for the PAL Football League
  • Serves as a Developer and basketball coach at our FSPYMCA
  • Served as a soccer coach with the Scotch Plains Fanwood Soccer Association (SPFSA)
  • PTA as a Class Dad, SPFHS Marching Band Dad and volunteered and participated in countless activities throughout our school district


  • Columbia University, Degree in Psychology with a Concentration in Education
  • UCC, Degree in Psychology
  • Completed Teaching Internship in the New York City Public School System


  • Township of Irvington, Municipal Compliance Supervisor
  • Member of Local 164, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Construction Union, 31 years of service as a Super, General Foreman, E – Board Member, Shop Steward, Journeyman Wireman and Apprentice on a multitude of projects. Operated as General Foreman responsible for more than 125 journeyman wiremen and apprentices and the entire electrical infrastructure for restoration of the PATH, Exchange Place train station and service into the World Trade Center, following 911 attacks on the WTC Towers
  • Since 1990, a Licensed Electrical Contractor
  • Professor, educator, curriculum developer and guest speaker at Harvard University, Columbia University, Rutgers University and Union County College as well as in the New York Public School System and the Newark Public School System
  • Served as a counselor, research assistant and instructor at New Hope Behavioral Center in Irvington, NJ

Thank you for the consideration and continued support

Anthony “Coach” Carter


Jeff Banks for Council

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.