“Mike DeFusco is the only candidate running for mayor who truly understands what makes Hoboken so special -- the people who live here,” said Ramos in the press release. “Mike is a valued colleague of mine on the City Council and a tireless advocate for his constituents. As mayor, I know he will fight hard for everyone. I'm proud to support Mike DeFusco and his entire team.”
“I’m honored to be endorsed by Councilman Ramos, someone I consider not just a colleague but a true friend who shares my vision for a more progressive and inclusive future for our city,” said DeFusco in the release. “Our campaign isn’t about old Hoboken or new Hoboken, but about bridging the political divides that have held our community back for far too long. I look forward to working hard to earn every vote in this election and I thank Ruben Ramos for his strong support for our campaign.”
Six people are running for mayor of Hoboken, and are splitting various constituencies. Mayor Dawn Zimmer has endorsed Councilman Ravi Bhalla for mayor. Some Zimmer supporters were unhappy with this choice and are backing Councilwoman Jen Giattino or another candidate. Freeholder Anthony Romano is running with a council slate including David Mello, a past Zimmer ally. DeFusco, also a former ally of Mayor Dawn Zimmer, may draw from both old and new Hoboken in his run. The city has not seen this many candidates run in some time, and whoever wins may do so with less than a third of the vote.
The Reporter is working on a story that gives in-depth details of the six candidates, including some long-forgotten details, to help voters distinguish among them and make an educated choice. Watch for coverage you won't see anywhere else, the print edition or here at hudsonreporter.com each Sunday.