LETTER: Hoboken 5th Ward council hopeful Liz Urtecho thanks her supporters


In a letter to the editor, now former Hoboken 5th Ward council candidate Liz Urtecho thanked her supporters despite not getting the result she had hoped for on Election Day.

Hoboken 5th Ward council candidate Liz Urtecho. Photo via lizurtecho.com.

Dear Editor and neighbors,

On election night, I struggled to come up with the right words to say, because I was too emotional and exhausted to say the perfect, inspiring words that sums up how I feel about losing this election.

I want to thank all of you – volunteers and donors – who invested in me and our grassroots effort. This has always been the “we” campaign.

It all started with a close knit group of neighbors and evolved into a community that spanned the entire ward, all with one purpose – to effect positive change in Hoboken.

For me, the best part of this journey has been developing new and meaningful friendships along the way. While we didn’t get the result we hoped for, I believe we made a difference.

My 15 year old son, Ian, who was away for Election Day texted me,

“Hey Mom, I heard about the election. I just wanted to say to not stop helping the people in the fifth ward and the people of Hoboken because they really do need you. I love you tons.”

How I serve Hoboken residents moving forward is yet to be determined, but for now, I will recharge and spend time with my family and friends, who will point me in the right direction.

Warmest Regards,

Liz Urtecho
Hoboken resident

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  1. As a newer 5th ward resident and voter, I have to give credit to both Liz and Phil
    Their mailers were on topic, informative and mud free
    Something we rarely see in past elections in the 5th where councilman E Norman Wilson was mocked for being in a wheel chair through a whisker campaign and a evil push poll

    “ would you support a councilperson who relies on a wheelchair ?”

    Love the 5th Ward
    *Empty lots aside

    • I’m glad Phil did’t leave his banner up. Oh wait, he did. Why didn’t he just hang a huge leash over to 8th and Garden?

      Over/Under on him having a rubber stamp tramp stamp?

  2. Now if she would stay focused on being the person people can call when they need someone to call the manager.
    It’s time for her to sit down and to let people who are willing, able, & qualified to clean up this mess of a cannabis rollout.