As of the 2010 census, there are 50,005 residents in Hoboken. Of those residents, only 35,532 are registered to vote (71%). Of those who bother to register, voter turnout typically hovers around 30%. That means a little over 10,000 people normally decide the fate of those in a city of over 50,000.
Here at hMAG, our main objective is engagement. So if the following compilation of candidate profiles reads like a 7th Grade Civics assignment, please bear with us. We realize we’re not exactly grilling the candidates here. We’re not looking for a “GOTCHA” moment. We’re not “turning this election on its ear” with these questions:
- Why do you live in Hoboken?
- Why do you want to serve on the Hoboken City Council?
- It’s one thing to have ideas, it’s another to achieve results. If elected, how will you work with your fellow council members to move our city in the right direction?
At its core, hMAG is a lifestyle magazine. We shouldn’t be your only source of information. In fact, no source of information should be your ONLY source of information.
What we hope to accomplish here is to give the Hoboken City Council Candidates a chance to answer our questions, responding in their own words. This should be a jumping-off point for those who see the value of taking a role in our community. We’ll spare you the righteous soapbox browbeating… for now. Just read the following profiles and take them into consideration. Then, hopefully you’ll explore the issues important to you as a citizen and determine which of the candidates seeking to represent your ward is more in line with your interests.
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again—here at hMAG, we’re not telling you HOW to vote, we’re just asking you TO vote.
Without further ado, here are your candidates—broken down by Ward. The responses are verbatim.
CLICK HERE for the Hoboken Ward Map.
(First Ward—next page…)