The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council is endorsing Rafi Cordova for the Hoboken 1st Ward council seat, praising his work as the Rent Leveling and Stabilization Board chair.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Rafi has shown us that he understands the challenges facing working people in Hoboken, including our members,” HTC President Rich Maroko said in a statement.
“A union member himself, Rafi has been doing great work for working families in his current position on the Rent Leveling Board. Rafi has proven that he’s a fighter, and more than that he is a leader. We are eager to see Rafi elected to the council and will be doing what we can to help him get there.”
HTC represents approximately 6,000 members in northern New Jersey and Cordova is a member of SAG-AFTRA.
Cordova has also secured the endorsements of Mayor Ravi Bhalla and former 1st Ward Councilwoman Teresa Castellano as he looked to fill a vacant seat with 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco not seeking a third term.
The three-way dance could head to a December runoff, with Cordova competing against administration critic Paul Presinzano and former city Health and Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini.
The non-partisan Hoboken City Council races are on November 7th.