We are Hoboken Democratic Committeepeople who have served the Hoboken Democratic Party for a number of years. November 6 was a great day for Hoboken Democrats. President Obama, Senator Menendez, Congressman Sires, and our entire Column A slate of Democrats were re-elected by large margins, and we Hoboken Democrats came out in full force for our ticket.
So, when we saw that our Democratic Committee Chairman wrote a Letter to Editor about the November 6 election, we were surprised that Chairman Cryan didn’t even mention President Obama, Senator Menendez, or Congressman Sires and – worse -- didn’t thank Hoboken’s voters for the extraordinary efforts that they made to exercise their right to vote in the wake of Hurricane Sandy!
Our election officials were tasked with conducting an election under the most challenging circumstances our State has ever faced, and through their efforts over 20,000 Hobokenites were able to cast their votes despite the severe dislocation that affected virtually every Hoboken resident.
Unlike Chairman Cryan, we Democratic Committeepeople see the November 6th election not only as an unqualified success for President Obama, and our slate of Democratic candidates, but also as a tribute to our local election officials’ ability to move quickly and embrace innovative solutions to ensure that citizens already impacted by Hurricane Sandy were not also disenfranchised as a result of the storm.
Very Truly Yours
John P. Carey