Citing pandemic response, Hoboken Mayor Bhalla nets endorsements from 2 Latino groups

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Citing his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla has netted endorsements from two different Latino groups this morning, his re-election campaign announced.

Photo courtesy of the Mayor Ravi Bhalla re-election campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Mayor Bhalla’s active and caring leadership ensured that Hoboken’s older residents and other vulnerable members of the community received the best possible protections from the virus,” El Circulo Hispano Americano President Martin Peralta said in a statement.

“He has led the way on safety protocols, on testing and on speeding the availability of vaccinations, always putting the health of Hoboken residents first.”

El Circulo Hispano Americano is a Hoboken-based recreational organization that operates a soft ball league and also provides assistance to those in need in the community. They are also celebrating their celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

“Ravi Bhalla is an outstanding Mayor who we can count on to deliver for all the residents of Hoboken,” added Comite Internacional Pro-Ayuda al Municipo de Boca Chica President Juan V. Serrano.

“During the pandemic, Hoboken has stood out of an example of how to address the impacts of the virus on all fronts, including providing hands-on assistance to vulnerable residents and to small businesses.”

Additionally, Comite Internacional Pro-Ayuda al Municipo de Boca Chica provides assistance to local residents and to people who are struggling in the municipality of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

“It is an honor that these Latino leaders are recognizing the hard work that we continue to do on COVID-19 and other challenges facing the city. I look forward to continuing to work together with them to ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected and to improve the quality of life for every Hoboken resident,” Bhalla said.

Bhalla is seeking his second term in the non-partisan November 2nd municipal elections, where the three council-at-large seats will also be up for grabs.

The incumbent mayor currently does not have a declared challenger in the contest.