Sources: Freeholder Anthony Romano to enter Hoboken mayoral contest


While many had written him off as a serious candidate in a citywide race, Hoboken Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) will be entering the mayoral contest in the near future, sources said. Anthony Romano

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Romano, fresh off a decisive 4-to-1 margin of victory in the Democratic primary, was rumored to be mulling a challenge to Mayor Dawn Zimmer as far back as 2013, but ultimately opted to stay out of the race.

Many politicos believed that Romano’s mayoral aspirations were thing of the past once he was given the Hudson County Democratic Organization line in the June 6 primary.

However, it appears that rising tensions between Romano and Hoboken 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco has the lifelong Mile Square City resident in seek and destroy mode.

The lifelong Hobokenite would enter a crowded field, which already includes Zimmer, DeFusco, business owner Karen Nason and local activist Ronald Bautista.

Furthermore, anyone hoping to see Romano drop out of bid for freeholder is going to be disappointed, as sources say that he would rather appear on the ballot twice on November 7th before he relinquishes his position in the county – for now at least.

Romano deferred comment to campaign spokesman Pablo Fonseca, who said an announcement will be forthcoming soon.

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    • He’s terrible. Not as terrible as wannabe candidates who can’t get enough potions filled out, then whines about it. But still terrible

  1. This is great news!! I won’t vote for Zimmer or that lying punk whos telling everyone he’s born and raised in hoboken and knows how to stop the rain. Go Anthony!!!!