Mayoral Candidate: Patricia Waiters
“Word on the street” is….
Rumor: Waiters to drop out of Mayoral Race?
Heard from a couple long-time Hobokenites that Patricia Waiters may have backed out of the November Hoboken Mayoral Race. Word is that she’ll be throwing her support towards Frank “Pupie” Raia. We’ll see if a formal announcement will follow…
SEE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT BACK IN AUGUST AFTER THE JUMP…
Two “in,” how many more to go?
The race for Mayor has it’s second declared candidate.
If elected, Patricia Waiters would be Hoboken’s first African American Mayor, as well as the first woman actually elected to hold the top job. Waiters received 569 votes in her independent run for City Council at Large in May.
Here’s her brief announcement statement:
“My ego is full; therefore I don’t owe Council man Cunningham or the REV. any type of explanation why I’m running for mayor. This city is long over due for a mayor that is not bossed, not brought, and can not be victimized by any developers and back door wheeling and dealing.
I take pride in myself and in this great city. I want to gain the publics trust, confidences, and faith. I am ready to work hard, and get Hoboken back on track.”
In case you are interested in joining the growing field of candidates you should know everyone is still waiting for the city to get it’s act together on the issue of election petitions. The City Clerk’s office is waiting on the Corporation Counsel, who is said to be waiting on the Hudson County Board of Elections for “guidance.”
The longer they drag their feet the harder it will be for candidates to get the necessary number of signatures in by the deadline.
Some are wondering if that’s by accident or by design. Stay tuned.