Hoboken activist Ronald Bautista files 427 petitions for mayoral run

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Hoboken activist Ronald Bautista filed 427 petitions for nomination with the city clerk’s office earlier today, forging ahead with a mayoral run that he announced in May.

Ronald Bautista (second from right) filed 427 petitions for nomination for his mayoral run earlier today. Photo courtesy of the Bautista campaign.
Ronald Bautista (second from right) filed 427 petitions for nomination for his mayoral run earlier today. Photo courtesy of the Bautista campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“#BautistaforMayor: 427 reasons to run for mayor! We presented 427 signatures in support of our mayoral campaign for a more people-friendly #Hoboken,” Bautista wrote in a Facebook post shortly after 8 a.m. this morning.

“I’m thankful because every signature was a conversation, a debate that strengthened our commitment to transform people’s frustrations into real solutions.”

Bautista, an advocate for safer streets, is a major underdog in the November 7th mayoral contest as he squares off with known commodities such as Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), Council President Jen Giattino, 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco and Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla.

As of this afternoon, Giattino, DeFusco and business owner Karen Nason have also already submitted their petitions for nomination ahead of the September 5th filing deadline.