Hoboken Freeholder Romano’s mayoral team submits over 3,000 petitions

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Freeholder Anthony Romano’s (D-5) mayoral ticket submitted over 3,000 petitions for nomination to the city clerk’s office on Tuesday, according to his campaign. Team Romano

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Team Romano submitted over 3,000 petition signatures, and as a mayoral candidate, I submitted over 1,500 signatures to the Hoboken City Clerk,” Romano wrote in a mass email.

“We are very proud of our accomplishment and I am personally grateful to my council candidates-Laini, Buddy and Dave- and to all of our volunteers and staff who contributed hundreds of hours campaigning on our behalf.”

Romano, who convincingly won the Democratic nomination for freeholder in the June 6th primary election, announced he would be running for mayor in June, days after Mayor Dawn Zimmer revealed she would not be seeking a third term.

Born and raised in the Mile Square City, Romano faces off with the likes of Council President Jen Giattino, 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla, business owner Karen Nason and activist Ron Bautista.

The elected county official also appears destined for a courtroom showdown before voters head to the polls on November 7th, as a North Bergen attorney has expressed his intentions to challenge Romano’s ability to be on the ballot twice.

The filing deadline for Hoboken municipal candidates was Tuesday, September 5th.