HOBOKEN — Second Ward resident Tom Greaney recently announced he will launch his campaign for the 2nd Ward City Council seat in the May 10 election, when six ward seats will expire. Greaney, as reported HERE, filed paperwork to challenge Mason in December, but did not officially announce his intent to run until recently.
Greaney will face off against incumbent and current Council President Beth Mason.
Greaney is a frequent council meeting attendee and supporter of the administration of Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Mason is on the other side of the political aisle, often opposing Zimmer.
Greaney moved to Hoboken in 2003.
“I think one of the key issues is improving the infrastructure,” Greaney said in a phone interview. “The budget and taxes issues are always important in the 2nd Ward. We also need to work on repairing our civic culture. We need a stronger civic political discourse; a more positive tone.”
Political insiders in Hoboken are paying close attention to this race, and an expensive campaign is expected from both sides. Mason has already shown television ads, and some are expected soon from Greaney’s camp.
Mason announced her re-election campaign in October, and recently launched her official website. – Ray Smith