Outgoing Hoboken Councilman and current state Assemblyman Ruben Ramos endorsed Councilman Peter Cammarano for mayor of Hoboken on Monday.
"After serving the past two years on the City Council with both Peter Cammarano and Dawn Zimmer, it's very clear to me that Peter is far more qualified, more professional and much better prepared to be our next mayor," said Ramos. "I am very proud to endorse Peter and I will be working very hard to help him win this election."
Ramos said he had to speak out because "Peter is clearly the more competent candidate. He has a much better grasp of the issues and he is much more decisive. Zimmer has a real problem making decisions. Her abstention on this year's city budget was just baffling. This budget was prepared by the state, not the mayor. As a Council Member, you must vote yes or no. You can't abstain, it's just indefensible."
Ramos also criticized Zimmer for an attack ad in the newspaper. "Zimmer is going negative instead of sticking to the issues and it seems pretty desperate to me,” he said. “For her to question Peter's leadership ability is just foolish."
Cammarano called Ramos' decision "the most significant and important endorsement of the campaign" and added, "I am very pleased to have Ruben's support. Ruben is the most popular elected official in the city. This is a real boost for our campaign."