Board of Education election TODAY

4/15/2008 Final (10:15pm):

The budget also passed 1903 – 747

Here’s the final numbers including absentees.

Carmelo Garcia 2241
Frances Rhodes-Kearns 1906
Phil DeFalco 1897

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Tricia Snyder 1475
Brian Assadourian 1132
Phil Campbell 1050
Maureen Sullivan 863
Ron Rosenberg 514

4/15/2008 9:50pm Update:

Here are the final (preliminary) results – may be off by one or two…

Carmelo Garcia 1873
Phil DeFalco 1548
Frances Rhodes-Kearns 1544

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Tricia Snyder 1378
Brian Assadourian 1061
Phil Campbell 1000
Maureen Sullivan 846
Ron Rosenberg 482

Polls are open, so remember to stop by on your way home and vote.

4/15/2008:

Today is “E-Day” in Hoboken!

Let’s show the local politicians that we’re NOT apathetic voters, and DO care and DO understand the importance (both fiscally and otherwise) of the Board of Education in Hoboken.

Polls open from 2pm to 9pm.

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89 Comments on "Board of Education election TODAY"

upyurs
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upyurs

estevens comment about father Russo winning the election in 3rd and 4th wards is so true. That is why the Mayor is playing up to Dawn in hopes of getting her to back him for Mayor. Dawn you better be careful. If Ruuso runs the 3rd is split, thus you need the 4th ward. Ruben can’t deliver everything the Mayor would need. It appears that if you want to win the city you need to win the 3rd and 4th regardless of what election. Dawn could be the splitting us again if she goes with the Mayor. You can see it on TV the way La Bruno asks for her concurrence on issues. Be careful Dawn

escaped68
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Most school elections are about the budget and they are voted down most of the time. Then the town fathers pass the same budget so really the vote didn’t mean much. The school board is a secondary part of the election. This applies all over new jersey and it is the main cause of voter apathy in regard to any type of “school elections”. Granted not all towns are as screwed up as hoboken but the mind set is there all over.

Colin
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[quote comment=”78441″]An earlier reader wrote, “people don’t give a crap.” I couldn’t agree more. My opinion is that in America the majority doesn’t vote because they can’t tie how it directly relates to them. The mentality is, “if it doesn’t affect me, then who cares?” There aren’t many in Hoboken, based on this belief, that are affected by the BoE or their budget. Following this same belief, there aren’t many that are affected by Hoboken politics in general. The reality is, they are affected, just not directly.

The person we are trying to reach in Hoboken has no kids in the school system, is not married, commutes to NYC, rents and is here to enjoy their social life through bars, restaurants and all NYC metro has to offer. That is the untapped market. They do not care about local politics! So, if there are some of us that do, we must figure out how to get them involved. One might suggest education and awareness. Well, I think this website might exist partly for that reason, but (no offense H411) it’s obviously not enough. I don’t have the answer yet, but I think we need to come up with one if we want to have any chance of changing things here. This is a great marketing challenge.[/quote]

Well said. You are 100% right

matt_72
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[quote comment=”78492″]Every time I see people not voting I feel old, because I start wishing they taught civics in school these days.

Granted I did have civics class, but my folks did a good job at teaching me the importance of voting.

I’ve voted since I was 18.[/quote]

They should teach economics too. It is shocking how little people understand. They think money grows on frigging trees and there is just unlimited money to pay for all this “stuff”. I blame the subprime mess as much on greedy banks as financially illiterate home buyers. So make all the kids learn economics AND civics.

Journey
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Journey

Every time I see people not voting I feel old, because I start wishing they taught civics in school these days.

Granted I did have civics class, but my folks did a good job at teaching me the importance of voting.

I’ve voted since I was 18.

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