Attorney Andrene Smith Announces Candidacy for Mamaroneck School Board
Mamaroneck, NY -- Andrene Smith recently launched her campaign for the Mamaroneck Union Free School District Board of Education, promising to “advocate for an inclusive, growth-minded culture where all students thrive.” On the first day of her campaign, Smith raised over $1000 from supporters eager to bring a fresh perspective to the District.
“Public education is intimately tied to the vitality of our community,” said Smith. “I graduated from a public high school and know first-hand the importance of having good schools to nurture and support students. I decided to run because I want to be a part of the team that creates safe and loving spaces, provides a quality and equitable education, equips all students for success, and advocates for all of our children.”
Smith’s campaign priorities, which can be found on www.teamandrene.com, include Enhancing Trust and Transparency, Supporting the Community, Closing the Opportunity Gap, and Smart Budgeting. “There is no doubt that there is a strong educational foundation in the Mamaroneck School District,” said Smith. “Now is the time to build upon that foundation.”
Smith’s impressive record of service to the District and area youth includes appointments to the District Enrollment Task Force and District Equity Team, which Smith said have “brought [her] into contact with many committed volunteers who care deeply about the future of the District’s schools.” A five-year Mamaroneck resident, Smith has an eight-year-old son in the third grade in a District program.
A dedicated community member, Smith serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. Westchester, an incredible organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Professionally, she is the Managing Counsel of Public Policy and Government Affairs for a large national bank. Smith earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Schiller International University in Paris, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
In spite of the pandemic, New York State has not suspended in-person petitioning, meaning candidates for office are still required to collect signatures in order to appear on the ballot. Smith’s campaign volunteers are proud to have safely met this requirement and surpassed their goal, collecting over 200 signatures, though 97 were required.
“My educational and professional qualifications are perfectly suited to serving on the Mamaroneck School Board and I am proud and excited to announce my candidacy,” said Smith. Learn more about Andrene Smith and her campaign by visiting www.teamandrene.com, where you can sign up for information and learn how to volunteer. Election Day is May 18.