“We are so proud to be supporting Phil in his reelection campaign. The past four years have presented unique challenges, to say the least,” HTC President Rich Maroko said in a statement.
“At each turn, Phil has proven his commitment to improving the lives of working families in Hoboken. He has been a champion for our members. We have supreme confidence in Phil, and will be doing all we can to make sure he stays on the council.”
HTC represents approximately 6,000 members in northern New Jersey and just backed 1st Ward council hopeful Rafi Cordova, who also has Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s endorsements, last week.
The group also came out for Bhalla and his council-at-large running mates in November 2021, though they also backed Rob Menendez for the 8th District congressional seat last year, which could make for an interesting dynamic with Bhalla expressing interest in the seat.
Cohen, the only member of the mayor’s ticket to get elected in 2019, is seeking his second term in the non-partisan November 7th election against Liz Urtecho in key matchup to see who will have the council majority in 2024.