Hoboken’s Councilman Bhalla running to represent 33rd in NJ Assembly

HOBOKEN AND BEYOND – Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Bhalla is also seeking a seat in Trenton.
Bhalla, an attorney, confirmed this afternoon that he filed petitions to run to represent the 33rd District in the New Jersey State Assembly. The primary election is June 7 and the general election is in November. Bhalla declined to comment further.
Two seats are open, and two other Democrats are running in the June primary. They are the incumbent, Ruben Ramos of Hoboken, who served on the Hoboken council in the past; and Sean Connors, who lives in Jersey City. Ramos and Connors are backed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization, the county’s longtime political organization. Bhalla is allied with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
Bhalla does not have a runningmate in this race.
Voters can choose two candidates for two seats.
Ramos and Bhalla have a bit of a history, and exchanged words (or letters) in the past over Hoboken issues. Click HERE to see their exchange over controversial anti-wheeling legislation which went before the council in February.
The 33rd District includes all of Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, and a portion of Jersey City. Due to Census changes, West New York was recently dropped from the district. — Ray Smith

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