I wanted to remind everyone about the City Council Candidates’ Forums set for tonight and tomorrow. Due to the large number of candidates the forum is broken into two nights so please check which ward you live in and attend the night your candidates will be appearing. The city posts a map of the ward breakdowns so you can take a look here or enter your address at the county site here
One of the best ways for Bike Hoboken’s members to make an impact is to participate in the city council elections, so please come out and meet your candidates this week, and then register and vote in the elections scheduled for May 10th.
Candidates invited to participate tonight are:
First Ward: Theresa Castellano, Eric Kurta
Third Ward: Michael Russo, Greg Lincoln
Fourth Ward: Tim Occhipinti, Rami Pinchevsky
Sixth Ward: Nino Giacchi, Jennifer Giattino
More information below.
Hoboken City Council Candidates’ Forums Set for April 12-13
Public is Invited to Join in Moderated Q&A with City Council Candidates
Due to the number of candidates in Wards 2 and 5, the April 12 forum will include Wards 1, 3, 4 and 6; April 13 will be for Wards 2 and 5
Hoboken voters will have the opportunity to pose questions and hear directly from the candidates vying for the six City Council ward seats in the May 10 election. Two moderated forums will be conducted by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition and People for Open Government, and hosted by The Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph.
The first forum will feature candidates for the four wards with just one incumbent and one challenger (1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th) on Tuesday, April 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the school at Our Lady of Grace, at the corner of Willow Avenue and Fifth St. The second will feature candidates for the two wards (2nd and 5th) with an incumbent and three challengers, on Wednesday, April 13, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the same location. All candidates will be invited to participate.
At each event, written questions will be solicited from the audience and screened by members of QLC and POG for clarity, general interest and absence of partisanship. Both events will be moderated by longtime Hoboken resident Bob Bowdon, a veteran TV reporter, anchorman and creator of the acclaimed independent film The Cartel. Bowdon is an op-ed contributor to the Huffington Post website and Onion Radio Network.
QLC and POG are nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen organizations that have been active in Hoboken during the last decade and have organized previous candidates’ forums. Our Lady of Grace Church is joining in the sponsorship of these forums in order to make information available about the candidates in this important May election and as a means to urge citizens throughout the city to exercise their right to vote.