Sources: Zimmer won’t seek 3rd term in Hoboken mayoral race


Despite appearing to be the frontrunner as she poised to seek a third term, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will not seek re-election, sources said.

Dawn Zimmer

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sources would not reveal what influenced, the mayor’s decision, but confirmed she was out of the November 7th municipal election.

Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla is expected to have the endorsement from Zimmer to succeed her, according to sources who spoke under the condition of anonymity.

1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco and Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) are now poised for a slugfest, though business owner Karen Mason and local activist Ronald Bautista are still in the mix.

Zimmer endorsed 67 candidates in the June 6th primary election, with 63 winning their seats. 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who was endorsed by the mayor for council in 2015, was voted the new Democratic committee chair last week.

She also had the backing of Union City Mayor/state Senator Brian Stack (D-33) and recently co-hosted a fundraiser with Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Phil Murphy.

However, that’s all inconsequential now.

The mayor’s office has announced there will be a press conference at City Hall tomorrow at 11 a.m., but officials declined to say what the presser was about.

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  1. All those secret meetings with developers and ex senators turned lawyer god father…wonder what happened…
    LT Gov, Personal matter or Ethical lapse?