Hoboken councilwoman: Neither mayoral candidate is good enough

HOBOKEN — Critics of Mayor Dawn Zimmer in Hoboken fought among themselves for so long this year that it took a long while for anyone to emerge to oppose Zimmer in the upcoming November mayoral election. And apparently, the anti-Zimmer forces are still splintered.
In Al Sullivan’s column to come in this weekend’s newspaper, 1st Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano has harsh words for Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, who is Zimmer’s only announced opponent.
Castellano, a Zimmer critic herself, doesn’t believe Ramos has the chops to run the city.
“I do not think Ruben or Mayor Zimmer have the material for a chief executive,” she says in the column.
Castellano also says that her son is working for Ramos.
“My son is taking the job,” she said. “He sees it only as a job. I just don’t want people to think that I’m supporting Ruben just because my son is working for Ruben.”
She said the rumors about her running herself, or holding back her support in exchange for a job, are not true.
To read more of Castellano’s comments and to read more about politics throughout Hudson County, please pick up the print edition of the Reporter this weekend.

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