Hoboken mayoral hopeful Mike DeFusco, also the 1st Ward councilman, has named basketball coach Andrew Impastato as the second council candidate on his ticket.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As a former basketball player and now as a coach, I know something about teamwork. When I left Wall Street, I started a recreational basketball league in Hoboken and realized the need for more athletic space,” Impastato said in a statement.
“I’ve also pushed to ease the parking crunch by developing an app and have spoken with out against back-door parking taxes used to fill budget gaps.”
Impastato currently coaches at Hudson Catholic High School and developed “The Parking Dude” app which informs users of parking regulations in Hoboken – they currently have over 5,000 subscribers.
DeFusco, one of the first declared mayoral challengers in the November 7 municipal election, previously announced Michael Flett as one of his running mates and received the endorsement of Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-15) yesterday.
He potentially faces off with the likes of Council President Jen Giattino, Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla, Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), former Councilman Angelo Valente, business owner Karen Nason, local activist Ronald Bautista and perennial candidate Pat Waiters.