Mayor Zimmer endorses City Council and school board candidates
Nov 01, 2015 | 2034 views | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Dear Editor:

On Tuesday, we have another critically important Hoboken election for City Council and school board. In previous weeks, I have written to express my support for Mike Defusco in the 1st Ward, Tiffanie Fisher in the 2nd Ward, Dana Wefer in the 4th Ward, Peter Cunningham in the 5th Ward and Jen Giattino in the 6th Ward.

In the school board election, an election of particular importance to me since my son Alex is a freshman at Hoboken High School (having graduated from Elysian Charter School last year), I have expressed my enthusiastic support for the Reach Higher slate of Tom Kluepfel, Sheillah Dallara and Addys Velez.

Local elections are often more important to our everyday lives than national elections, so please come out and vote!

Thanks for listening.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer

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November 01, 2015

We should all reach higher when it comes to our children's education.

That is why I will be voting 2 - 4 - 6 on Tuesday.

Kluepfel - Dallara - Velez
November 01, 2015
Before voting for these consider whether a candidate should be running who has:

-outstanding judgements

-funding sources that conflict with how that candidate declares their candidacy

- fictitious claims of success based on unsound financial principles

- total lack of government knowledge, experience and skills

November 01, 2015
There is something a bit off about a sitting mayor immersing herself in Board of education politics and to see current council members campaigning with candidates when they do not have children in the public school system instead "choosing" charter schools. I presume from the mayor's letter that that has recently changed (like two months ago) but why now and not before? what about the other council members? Do you realize the mixed message it sends to voters? "Yes, we enthusiastically support the status quo candidates yet we don't send out own children to the public school system." Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.