Hoboken 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen is endorsing the “Leadership that Listens” team in the board of education race, stating “they have integrity, care deeply about our schools, and will strive to keep partisan politics off the school board.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I know Leslie [Norwood], Antonio [Graña], and Alex [De La Torre] well — each has lived in town at least 15 years. I know first-hand they have integrity, care deeply about our schools, and will strive to keep partisan politics off the school board,” he said in an email blast this morning.
“The Leadership That Listens team is the only BOE slate with all three candidates’ kids enrolled in our district schools. Leslie, Antonio, and Alex and — importantly — fully support our outstanding Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Christine Johnson.”
He also claimed that they won’t support the same $241 million referendum plan that failed in January, as well as taking aim at their chief opposition, the “Kids First” team, for getting endorsed by the New Jersey Project – “the radical far-right group fighting culture wars statewide.”
“I enthusiastically support the entire Leadership that Listens slate — already endorsed by a number of district parents throughout Hoboken including district leaders at the forefront of the Board of Education’s reform over a decade ago who remain fully engaged,” Cohen also said.
Cohen is the second council member to formally endorse the LTL slate, with Councilman-at-Large Joe Quintero doing so in a letter to the editor yesterday.
The non-partisan board of education race is on November 8th, where eight candidates are seeking three, three-year terms on the board.