Ron Charles, Candidate for Board of Education in West Orange

Two seats up for grabs this November on the BOE.

General Information

Name : Mr. Ron Charles
Date of birth : 17 July 1965
Place of residence : 25 Colonial Woods Road



Attended college : Yes
College : Caldwell College and Fairleigh Dickinson University
Degree : BA Criminal Justice from Caldwell and CPM (Certified Public Manager) from Fairleigh Dickinson
Year of graduation : Caldwell College 2005, FDU 2008

Grad school

Employment Information

Job titles held : Deputy Director, Associate Director
Employers : Deputy Director of Education Health Centers of America, Associate Director of Essex County Department of Corrections

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Board of Education
Chamber/district: West Orange
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : West Orange Township Council

Party HQ

Address 25 Colonial Wood Drive
West Orange

Campaign Manager

Name : Aaron Kessler
Title : Campaign Manager


Facebook : Ron Charles for West Orange Board of Education

Other facts

As the former Associate Director of Essex County Department of Corrections I oversaw a $105 million budget and 700 employees. I am a graduate of the Harvard University JFK School of Government Leadership Institute. I served on the Advisory Board for Katharine Gibbs College and Essex County College Police Academy. I am a certified teacher with the NJ Human Resource Development Institute. One of my proudest achievements is establishing the We Care 4 All Foundation. To date this all volunteer organization has raised over $60,000 for area charities including Autism Speaks. We also run toy drives and other events around the holidays. I have been a volunteer in town for many years both through my children's school PTAs and the Mountain Top League (MTL), and I currently serve on the MTL Board of Trustees. I am very involved in the wrestling program and have volunteered as a baseball and soccer coach.

Adam Kraemer September 28, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Good luck Ron
Otto Torrisi October 15, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I know Ron for over 10 years, I met him when his oldest son decided to register for PAL Sports. When Ron was signing his kid up he asked how he could help and help he did for over 10 years Ron coached within the PAL Baseball Program and ran the dinner banquet for the Football program. He is a level headed individual who does not pronounce wholesale changes without understanding what is going on. If elected you can be sure he will assist in moving West Orange forward with our kids in mind as well as our pocketbooks. He will be a good choice along with Michele Casalino for the Board of Ed.


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