Hoboken mayoral candidate Beth Mason recently issued her press release outlining her campaign goals, and her candidate bios. She also noted that Jake Stuiver will be her campaign manager, and former freeholder candidate Ines Garcia Keim will be her campaign chairwoman.
Here is the press release from her campaign, verbatim: In declaring her candidacy for Mayor of Hoboken, Beth Mason has announced that, "It’s time to open government for everyone."
Mason, a former business consultant, plans to run the city as a professional, not a politician. "For too long, Hoboken has suffered from a lack of leadership, which now has created a catastrophic financial crisis,' she said. "Hoboken has been awash in red ink for the last eight years because the Roberts Administration has avoided making the tough decisions. Now, taxpayers are on the hook for their failure to act. Leadership is about making decisions, not excuses.”
In announcing her team, the 2nd Ward councilwoman declared that as mayor, “I will return Hoboken’s municipal government to the people who actually pay the bills."
Mason also believes in driving Hoboken’s economy with balanced development by creating a business retention program including the creation of a business incubator program. She said she will create more open space and public areas to encourage commerce and recreation.
The council candidates:
"Anthony Pasquale has been working in the financial sector for three decades, running investor relations and accounting divisions in one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He had the responsibility for overseeing some fifty-five billion dollars assets, compensation, and benefits that impact thousands of workers.
A formally trained accountant with data processing responsibilities, Anthony also attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. This wealth of financial experience will be an important asset as Hoboken seeks to balance its messy finances. Anthony is president of Parish Council at St. Francis Church. He and his wife are Trustees for a charity that assists families whose children are ill.
"Raul Morales II is a product of the Hoboken Public School System, a graduate of Brown University and recent Rutgers Law School graduate. Raul was recently sworn in as an attorney in New Jersey and will be admitted in New York this coming April. The Hoboken Puerto Rican Cultural Committee presented Raul its Young Future Leader award, and he plans to bring that leadership to his native city of Hoboken.
"Vincent Addeo has devoted his life to fighting for the rights and justice of working-class people and their families. After gaining a Master of Science Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, he has held leadership positions as the President of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists and Director of Organizing for District 15 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO. Vincent also has given back to the community as an instructor for the National Safety Council and board member of the Hudson County School of Technology. He understands the needs of the working people of Hoboken and hopes to continue helping them in office."