Stack embraces county warfare: ‘There’s too many in politics where it’s about themselves’


State Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack welcomed county warfare during a speech at his mayoral ball last night, exclaiming “there’s too many in politics where it’s about themselves.”

From left to right: Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, state Senator (D-32)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Union City Commissioner/Freeholder (D-6) Tilo Rivas.
From left to right: Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, state Senator (D-32)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Union City Commissioner/Freeholder (D-6) Tilo Rivas.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“There’s too many in politics, and not the people up on this stage, there’s too many people in politics where it’s about themselves: where it’s about serving a select few, when they only go to various communities at election time,” Stack said at The Graycliff in Moonachie.

“They never go back to those communities: you can’t find ‘em in the summer, you can’t find ‘em any time except election time: that’s what we need to change.”

Stack also emphasized that elected office should be about working to make people’s lives better each day.

Battle tested several times throughout his political career, the 51-year-old North Hudson power broker is expecting fists to fly, at a minimum, in light of he and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop leading a charge to replace Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.

DeGise, backed by his own team led by U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) and state Senator (D-33)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, has vowed to slug it out until the end, refusing to be immediately cast aside by two “tin-horned dictators.”

While the Hudson County executive race isn’t on the calendar until the June 2019 Democratic primary, both sides are already gearing up their troops for a civil war.

Dignitaries in attendance included Gov. Phil Murphy (D), Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado, Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Daniel Rivera, Union City Commissioners Lucio Fernandez, Maryury Martinetti, Celine Valdivia and Tilo Rivas (the latter also a county freeholder), Freeholders Bill O’Dea (D-2) and Joel Torres (D-4), West New York Commissioner Susan Colacurcio, West New York Board of Education President Adam Parkinson, along with fellow Trustee Jonathan Castaneda, former Gov. Jim McGreevey (D), among many, many others.

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  1. You can almost hear that great sucking sound as the millions pour into Union City, month after month, year after year. Ravi Bhalla was up there to make sure Brian Stack knows that he’ll keep the money train going from Hoboken right up the hill. That’s good for the Ravi Bhalla deal, a disaster for Hoboken. Gee, you know how that goes folks. Selling us out each and every step of the way.

  2. So glad these guys are joining Stack and Fulop in dumping DeGise, he’s really done zero for Hoboken.
    Also happy to read that Romano and Bhalla are dumping DeGise too.
    Ravi, Romano and Russo UNITED

  3. From now on, the two toxic nitwits previously referred to by their ironic self selected name of the “real men of Hoboken, shall be referred to by the more accurate moniker “the real doofuses of Hoboken.’

    • Why so bitter on a lovely weekend LindaStan? Ravi is rolling in Republican Soprano State deal money each and every week. No one knows how high it’ll go. Not three months in with that law firm employment contract scam under his belt and he’s officially going after his critics on the council for pointing his breaking a promise to work as Hoboken’s full-time mayor. This is a win-win for Ravi and the deals with Brian Stack and Michael Russo will only benefit him as Ravi’s endless campaign for absolute control rolls on into November 2019.

      Ravi&Russo First! Remember, Dawn said, “Ravis is the only one I trust.”
      Didn’t she really mean Mike Russo? Same difference. You a genius LindaStan, a friggin genius! Back up the Brinks truck, Ravi has another cash delivery coming in from Hackettstown. What’s your cut? Bet it’s radiant!

      • Hey, get outta the way. We’re trying to back in the Brinks Truck with Ravi’s loot from his second job. OOPs, we’re not supposed to call it a job, right? It’s an employment contract, er, a side hustle, uhm, a complementary good government cash allowance?

        Thank you Stanislaw, but what do we call this shady and illegal Soprano State scam using the office of mayor? Thankfully, Dawn said Ravi is the only one we can trust! Now we can all rest better when the Ravi Brinks Truck rolls in from the Hackettstown law firm.

    • Hey Salesman speaking on manliness, you should show your manliness to the Mrs a bit more instead of focusing on Kurt and Roman… She man look elsewhere especially given the inequity between you and her

      • Hi Doofus #3. I hope you are having a doofy weekend as well. From your two posts it certainly seems like you oozing with doofiness?
        We haven’t heard from Doofus #2 yet but I’m sure he’s still doofy.