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Romano survives challenge to running for two positions

Anthony Romano, candidate for Hoboken mayor and Hudson County freeholder, will be able to appear on the ballot twice according to reports.
Hudson County Superior Court Judge Peter Bariso ruled against injunctive relief sought by Hoboken activist Patricia Waiters, which would’ve prevented Romano from appearing on the county ballot drawing while he is also running for Hoboken mayor.
“We are very pleased and we would like to thank our attorney Stephen Edelstein of Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein, and Celso for their help,” said Romano’s campaign manager Pablo Fonseca on Friday. “At the end of the day the voters of Hoboken will decide who the next mayor of Hoboken is, and not the special interest and backroom deals and quid pr quo of other candidates.”
Romano said, “We will just do our job and move forward. The most important thing is I am on the ballot come November!”
Eric Dixon, attorney for Patricia Waiters, is reportedly seeking an appeal.
Waiters’ lawyer, Eric Dixon, sent a letter to Hoboken City Clerk James Farina on Sept. 8, objecting to the validity of Romano’s nominating petitions. Last month Dixon authored another letter – which he said was on behalf of a confidential client — to the Hudson County Clerk’s Office and the State Attorney General questioning Romano’s ability to run for two offices.
Dixon wrote, “It is my view that this candidate is not merely prohibited from holding two elected offices, but also prohibited from being a candidate for two elected offices in the same election.”
Waiters ran against Romano in the June primary for the freeholder seat, which represents Hoboken and areas of Jersey City Heights. But she was unsuccessful.
Some have asked if a political group was behind these legal challenges.
Waiters did not answer a phone call or email by press time to inquire as to whether she was self-funding her legal challenge.

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