Hoboken 5th Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham has endorsed Tim Crowell in the three-way contest to succeed him, exclaiming that he is the most “independent, ethical and professional” candidate in the race.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“There are three candidates in the race, and he is by far the most independent, ethical and professional of the three. Tim is an experienced professional, married with two kids at the Brandt Public School,” Cunningham wrote in a mass email sent this morning.
“He’s an independent thinker with a financial/real estate background and no political experience. He’s given back to the communities where he lives and works and has what I believe to have very high ethical standards. I like his no-nonsense practical approach to all matters affecting the 5th Ward and the City of Hoboken.”
Cunningham also noted that he is not in favor of a council that will “rubber stamp” Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s agenda, noting that they votes should be thoughtfully decided on a case by case basis.
In what many considered a surprise announcement, Cunningham revealed in July that he would not be seeking re-election, which at the time made attorney Phil Cohen, running on Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s five-person slate, a heavy favorite.
However, since then the race has turned into a three-way dance, with Nicola Maganuco and Crowell entering the fray.
As HCV has previously reported, only the 5th and 6th Ward races have more than two candidates seeking office, therefore they are the only possibilities for a December runoff – which would be a first in the Mile Square City.
The Hoboken municipal elections are on November 5th.