In 1st Ward runoff, Presinzano receives backing from Hoboken Councilwoman Fisher


Hoboken 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher is backing 1st Ward council candidate Paul Presinzano in the non-partisan December 5th runoff election, stating that “he is grounded in good.”

Hoboken 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher and 1st Ward council candidate Paul Presinzano. Twitter photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I want to start by saying what I like best about Paul is that he is grounded in good. Like me, he grew up without a lot of money, but was taught to work hard, know the difference between right and wrong, be gracious with others and give back to his community. These basic principles are what defines him,” she wrote in an email blast.

” … Paul is a good person, who listens and works collaboratively with others, who prioritizes quality of life concerns and in particular those of our seniors and children, and who digs deep to find the best solutions for our problems, big and small. What more could you want in a representative? Oh, that he is independent, will support all good policies regardless of the source, and is not afraid to push back and challenge the status quo? Yep, that too.”

Ahead of a Round 2 that pits Presinzano against Rent Leveling and Stabilization Chair Rafi Cordova, the vast majority of electeds have picked a side, none of which are particularly surprising for regular political observers in the Mile Square City.

Cordova has been endorsed by Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Council President Emily Jabbour, 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen, Councilman-at-Large Joe Quintero, and Board of Commissioners Chair Anthony Romano (D-5), who is also the city’s deputy director of public safety.

While Councilman-at-Large Jim Doyle hasn’t formally backed a candidate as of this writing, he attended Cordova’s campaign kickoff.

In the other corner, Presinzano has the support of Fisher, 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos, and 6th Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino.

Notably, the only incumbent who decided not to seek re-election this year, 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, along with 3rd Ward Councilman Mike Russo, an expected candidate for mayor in 2025, have not endorsed and aren’t expected to as of now.

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  1. Third time’s a charm! With this downright thermonuclear endorsement from Ficher, on top of those by powerhouse political leaders Ramos and Giattano, there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY Paul could possibly lose. I mean, c’mon, Paul is a shoo-in, gonna breeze through, these endorsement guarantee he’ll walk off with at least 90% of the vote. Maybe 95%. These three call the shots, game OVER, congrats Paul!!

    • Guess Team Bhalla can’t count. Given Jn, Tiffanie and Ramos dominated the votes last month and won by margins larger than any Bhalla candidate. Oh and in the 5th Ward, Cohen’s showing was pretty bad considering he bested a person nobody really knew – AND BY THE THINNEST MARGIN of the Year!

      • YES, absolutely correct, thank you for proving my point exactly! HudCo political experts agree Paul should easily garner 90+% of the vote with this powerful backing. I mean, how could he not??? Probably shouldn’t even bother with the election, the city can save some money but just crowning him now! Congrats, Paul!!