In a letter to the editor, Hoboken resident Ron Bautista explains why he is supporting Rafi Cordova in the runoff election for the 1st Ward council seat.
Dear Editor and neighbors,
My name is Ron Bautista and I’m proud to announce my partnership with Rafi Cordova to work for a Hoboken that’s more inclusive of people of all incomes, ages and abilities.
Over the years, my advocacy has always been focused on helpingour neighbors, and prioritizing the most vulnerable regardless of political feuds.
I’ve seen that same philosophy in Rafi, not only in his actions, but in the lives of the neighbors he’s helped over the years. That’s why I am supporting Rafi Cordova in the City Council runoff election on December 5, 2023 for the 1st Ward.
Our partnership starts with the commitment to not take any campaign donations from real estate developers, so when it comes to our housing crisis we can make decisions that will benefit our neighbors and their livelihoods.
Once at City Council, Rafi Cordova is committed to working side by side to protect tenant rights, address homelessness with nonprofit housing and harm reduction support, and to follow the science when it comes to making our streets safer for pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
If you’re in Hoboken’s 1st Ward, I hope you will join me in supporting Rafi Cordova and vote column B on December 5th.
Hoboken community advocate