The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), which has 25,000 members in New Jersey, “enthusiastically endorses” Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla for re-election.
“The New Jersey Laborers Union enthusiastically endorses Ravi Bhalla for mayor. We have seen first-hand how his leadership and commitment to the residents of Hoboken have made a difference,” LIUNA International Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Ray Pacino said in a statement.
“From protecting vulnerable residents and workers from COVID-19, supporting local business, and upgrading and modernizing Hoboken’s aging infrastructure, Ravi has shown that local government matters and experience and the ability to find practical solutions to the challenges facing Hoboken matters even more.”
Bhalla, seeking a second term in November, is currently running unopposed and raised $43,168 in the first quarter of 2021, with about $114,036 cash on hand, according to an April 15th report filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
The incumbent has also received the endorsements of two different Latino groups and 32BJ SEIU during this election cycle.
“I am honored to be recognized by the New Jersey Laborers and look forward to continuing our partnership with its hard-working members to improve Hoboken’s infrastructure. As mayor, I will continue to stand up for working people,” Bhalla said.
The November 2nd municipal elections in the Mile Square City are non-partisan and in addition to the mayor’s seat, voters will select their three at-large representatives on the city council.