Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) has received support from Jersey City Councilmen Rich Boggiano and Yousef Saleh for his re-election bid.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Freeholder Romano has been a dedicated public servant for his entire life and I am proud to support him. Our district needs someone with the experience and track record of delivering for our residents representing us on the freeholder board,” Boggiano said in a joint statement.
“With the uncertain times that we find ourselves in right now, we need a steady hand of leadership that knows how to cut through the red tape to get us the resources we need.”
Romano’s district also includes a section of the Jersey City Heights, encompassed in Wards C and D, represented by Boggiano and Saleh, respectively, as well as a portion of Downtown Jersey City.
“Since becoming our freeholder, Anthony Romano has been a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has always fought for expanding healthcare and making our neighborhoods more affordable,” added Saleh.
“I believe he will continue to be a strong voice for our community if he is re-elected and that is why he has my complete support.”
Prior to being elected freeholder, Romano worked as a Hoboken police officer for over 30 years and also served on the local board of education between 2006 an 2009.
“I am so grateful for the overwhelming support that our community has shown me during this race,” said Freeholder Romano. “It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your Freeholder and I promise to continue delivering for our neighborhood if I am reelected.”
Their endorsements come after Ward E Councilman James Solomon threw his support behind Ron Bautista in the 5th District, Romano’s only opponent in the July 7th primary, which will be contested mainly via vote-by-mail ballots.
The incumbent has also received quite a bit of union support this election cycle, with the Hudson County Building and Construction Trades Council, Hudson County Central Labor Council, Path Labor Coalition, PBA 334, PBA 109 and PBA 109 A backing him as well.