Hudson County Commissioner Romano endorses Team Bhalla in Hoboken municipal elections


Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano (D-5) has endorsed Team Bhalla in the non-partisan Hoboken municipal elections, citing the incumbents COVID-19 pandemic response.

From left to right: Hoboken Council-at-Large candidate Joe Quintero, Councilwoman-at-Large Emily Jabbour, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano, and Councilman-at-Large Jim Doyle. Photo courtesy of the Team Bhalla campaign.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“During these unprecedented times in Hoboken and across our country, we need leaders that aren’t afraid to make difficult decisions, doing the right thing for our residents,“ Romano, whose district includes Hoboken and part of the Jersey City Heights, said in a statement.

“In Hoboken, Mayor Ravi Bhalla has been that leader for our community, and I’m incredibly proud to support his re-election, along with his entire City Council team: Council members Emily Jabbour, Jim Doyle and first time candidate Joe Quintero.”

Romano was one of six mayoral challengers in 2017 after incumbent Dawn Zimmer announced she would not seek a third term and endorsed Bhalla, who is running unopposed this time around.

He was re-elected to his county commissioner seat, then still referred to as a freeholder, last year.

Team Bhalla has already received support from 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen, while Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher and Jen Giattino have come out in favor of the “Independently Together” slate.

The Hoboken municipal elections, where 10 council-at-large candidates are seeking three seats, are on November 2nd.

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  1. Stick tries to play nice but then Ravi tried to push Stick to resign his Freeholder position.
    Hoboken people will not go along with Stick. They remember how Ravi decimated jobs and lives in City Hall while giving his operatives big fat double-digit raises.

    No one is forgetting.

          • blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah…same ol’ same ol’ from barn, and as usual it’s not even high-grade horse manure. just the same ol’ tired BS nonsense, unhinged and untethered to any sense of reality.

            If anything, his non-stop verbal diarrhea is driving casual voters to support the mayor’s ticket. As a wise president once said, “Carry on”.

          • Antifa literally means “anti fascist”, ie, someone who is against fascism.

            Do you mean to tell us you are on the opposite side: “pro fascism”, ie, in favor of fascism?

            Please explain your position RE: fascism.

      • OMG! Anyone who cares about Hoboken should watch a minute or two (not more, for your own sanity) of that video. Then you will know why he rambles incessantly here with nutty/vile conspiracy theories about the mayor. Thank goodness we have freedom of speech in this country, so we can see people for who they really are and judge them accordingly.

        Am I correct in thinking Tiffany and Jen welcome his support? And Tiff was fundraising for his “on haitus” blog??? Seems incredible but if so, what does that say about them?

  2. Can you explain who you are referring to when you say “Hoboken people?” Do you just mean “people who live in Hoboken?” Is it band like the Village People? Or maybe a tribe like Iroquois People?

    Is Mayor Bhalla included in the “Hoboken People? Was Mayor Zimmer?

    Are you a “Hoboken Person?” Or are you just a shim pretending to speak for the folks who you think are “Hoboken People?” My guess is the latter.