Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says why she is definitely running for a third term

HOBOKEN – Touting contributions to Hoboken during her tenure, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer told the Hoboken Reporter on Wednesday, March 16 that she will seek a third term in office, after mentioning it in a local podcast.
“It’s something I’m definitely planning on doing, although I haven’t officially launched a campaign,” said Zimmer, who was elected as the first female mayor of Hoboken in 2009. “I’ll be running on my record.”
That record, she elaborated, includes helping to boost the city’s bond rating in order to reach financial feasibility to seek improvements to the city.
The mayoral election will be held in 2017. Three Hoboken council-at-large seats will also be up for grabs.
Zimmer says she wants to see major projects through – such as opening three flood resiliency parks and completing the Rebuild by Design anti-flooding efforts.
“I’m proud of what Ive accomplished and definitely want to keep city moving in the right direction,” Zimmer added.
According to Zimmer’s online biography, she served as a councilwoman after becoming involved in civic life as an advocate for park space. Zimmer recently flexed her political prowess, endorsing four of six winning candidates during the City Council election last November.
Other rumored mayoral contenders are 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos and Freeholder Anthony Romano.
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