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.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Thereâ€™s too many in politics, and not the people up on this stage, thereâ€™s too many people in politics where itâ€™s about themselves: where itâ€™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 canâ€™t find â€˜em in the summer, you canâ€™t find â€˜em any time except election time: thatâ€™s what we need to change.â€
Stack also emphasized that elected office should be about working to make people’s livesÂ 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.