Hoboken Mom(s) support Cammarano
Wow – it seems like a lot of Hoboken parents are beginning to support Peter Cammarano in the runoff election on June 9th. Below is a letter I received from a Hoboken mom, who wanted to bring more attention to a post which appeared on the Hoboken Moms Yahoo Group:
Cammarano got our votes
I am a big fan of your site and the political articles, however, I feel Peter Cammarano hasn’t gotten a fair shake.
As someone who also reads the Hoboken Moms group, because it’s a great resource for parenting and school information, I came across a terrific letter that I am hoping 411 will post (I’ve attached it below).
Since I’ve been unfairly labeled as one of those “new yuppies who are generally apathetic and don’t vote in local elections,” everyone is eager to have my vote, so I’ve been included on several political e-mail lists. I have been invited to many political fundraisers and house parties and have had the opportunity to speak with the candidates directly over the last few months, and despite some of the stories on 411, Peter Cammarano is the Mayoral candidate who has impressed me the most.
I have to agree with the following letter from Rachel Goldberg, which was posted on Hoboken Moms. It’s a positive, simple, endorsement letter, yet is realistic in that no candidate fits our perfect ideal. It sums up why I am supporting Peter Cammarano, and all of my friends agree.
Letter from Hoboken Moms Group
From: Rachel Goldberg
To: Hoboken Moms Yahoo Group
Subject: A Mom Voting for Cammarano
“Dear Hoboken Parents,
My name is Rachel Goldberg, and I am casting a vote for Peter Cammarano.
I have been active in several elections, most recently the Kids First victory, and like many of you, I struggled with who I was going to vote for. I feel lucky that the decision is so difficult, and that such wonderful people have put their time and energy into this race.
At the same time, as a taxpayer, I really want to elect the person that will make the decisions that best address the problems facing Hoboken today, understanding how the ramifications of those decisions will affect Hoboken tomorrow, and being respectful of the diversity in our town.
Peter has run a positive campaign, and has done a great job of concentrating on his platform. He has been endorsed by the Jersey Journal as the best fit for Hoboken. The “Hoboken Lower Taxes” scorecard gave Peter the highest scores for his positions on Schools, Forms of Government, and position on Hoboken University Medical Center.
I don’t always agree with Peter, and I don’t expect that I will agree with every decision he makes as Mayor. I don’t agree with every decision President Obama has made, and I definitely don’t agree with every decision my mother or husband make.
But like my husband, my mother, and my President, I trust that Peter’s decisions will have the good of every constituent at the core. For those of you still struggling with your decision, please take a look at Peter’s website, www.cammarano09.com.
Please do not start a flame war, out of respect for the members of this community, I will not respond.
Whatever you do, please vote- it is essential to our democratic process.
Have a great day!