Judge: Hoboken BOE trustee, husband won’t be on ballot for Dem committee

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Hudson County Superior Court Assignment Judge Peter Bariso ruled on Friday that a Hoboken Board of Education trustee and her husband will not be on the June 6 Democratic primary election ballot.

Hoboken Board of Education Trustee Peter Biancamano (left) won a court case to get board colleague Sheillah Dallara and her husband off the June 6 ballot for two Democratic committee seats.
Hoboken Board of Education Trustee Peter Biancamano (left) won a court case to get board colleague Sheillah Dallara and her husband off the June 6 ballot for two Democratic committee seats.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This had nothing to do with eliminating competition from the ballot, this was the city clerk’s office trying to give special advantages to people who are politically connected. And my clients stood up on principal and said that this was wrong and they were dead right,” attorney Steve Kleinman said.

As Hudson County View first reported last week, Biancamano, also a member of the Hoboken Democratic Committee, and Ines Garcia-Keim – the vice chair of the HDC – filed a lawsuit after Sheillah and Aaron Dallara filed their petitions for nomination after the deadline.

2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who submitted the 67 petitions for nomination for the candidates running on the party line, explained that she accidentally forgot the Dallaras petitions – which were already notarized – at home which is why they were filed late.

Although City Clerk James Farina said in an April 10 letter that he felt the petitions were “properly amended,” the judge disagreed.

Now, Biancamano and Garcia-Keim will be running unopposed in Ward 2, District 1, though they will also be off the Hudson County Democratic Organization line.

Though some politicos believe that former 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason had a hand in the litigation, Kleinman emphatically stated that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“This lawsuit had zero to do with Beth Mason with any way, form or matter.”

The Hoboken Democratic Committee seats will be decided on June 6.

A city spokesman did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

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  1. You have to love this Kleinman character. He says Beth Mason has zero to do with the lawsuit.
    It certainly did have zero to do with her as she’s not a party to it. She and Ricky just bankroll every Old Guard corruptocrat in Hoboken.

    Beth Mason backed that frivolous lawsuit in Hoboken thrown out against all those Hoboken residents right?
    She was prominently backing it and quoted in the Hoboken Distorter.

    Yup, nuthin to do with nuthin. Well not for anything good. Thanks Kleinfeld!
    Lying dirtbag.

  2. “This had nothing to do with eliminating competition from the ballot.” Steve Kleinman

    “You told me I don’t have competition, no I do.” Kleinman’s exhibit C, a text of Peter Biancamano whining to Deputy Clerk Jerry Lore.

  3. Farina lies for Zimmer. In another case Farina refused amendment the next morning when petitions were left at home. Farina refused as well as Longo even when an election attorney advised the clerk’s office of the proper amendment. Lying Zimmer-Grossbard hypocrites. For good measure Zimmer henchperson Carlito also attempting to smear with fabrications and name calling.

  4. Uh, no. I realize that on the internet anyone can accuse anyone of anything. But, this suit was not paid for by Beth Mason. It did not even have to go to court – the city clerk refused to remove the Dallaras from the ballot even though they submitted their petition two days after the deadline. I guess the law isn’t supposed to apply to “reformers”.

  5. Pretty amazing how “Carlito” accuses everyone else of being corrupt, but when Zimmer and crew attempt to skirt the law it’s all done in the name of “Reform”. The judge made the right call and now the Prosecutor should be investigating to see who was in on this conspiracy to sneak those two on to the ballot.

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